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Re: desktop

On Sun, 03 Oct 2004 05:06:03 -0800, Theo Lehr <tbl1473698525@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Wim De Smet wrote:
> >Hi,
> >On Sun, 03 Oct 2004 02:53:58 -0800, Theo Lehr <tbl1473698525@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>please help I installed debaian and when I boot up I can
> >>loggin fine but I know I chose to install a desktop interface
> >>during insalation  but all I get is what look like a beefed
> >>up version  of ms dos (discrpition not to insult anyone)
> >>I am very profishant w/ windows half that on macs but
> >>still good! But till now I have never used linux save a
> >>P.H.L.A.K. live cd and couldent fully use that! but ingenerall
> >>I'm good w/ comp..I think I figured what I did wrong
> >>but  no idea how to fix I set the desktop maneger to xdm
> >>I belive now I needs to be kdm but don't know how to
> >>change that value agine please HELP!!!!!!
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Usually X is not installed automatically but if you select desktop
> >system with tasksel you probably already have the necessary software,
> >you just need to configure it properly. Install the following
> >programs: read-edid, hotplug. This will help you a bit further. Then
> >run:
> >dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
> >(xserver should be installed). Answer all the questions and see if xdm
> >will start up. Changing from xdm to kdm can be done by
> >dpkg-reconfigure either of them I think or just by update-alternatives
> >(read the man page).
> >
> >In any case, find a copy of the debian installation manual (there's a
> >link on the debian website) and _read_ it. This will help you a lot
> >more with your problems.
> >
> >greets,
> >Wim
> >
> >P.S.: Theo I am cc'ing you because I'm not sure you're subscribed to
> >the list. Sorry if you get this mail two times.
> >
> >
> >
> thanks! but where do I get  read-edid if
> it comes with it as a option I probably
> have it already (I installed everything
> -2 or 3 that I don't remember what they are.)

You can install new software with the command "apt-get" like this:
apt-get install read-edid
But you should really go read the installation manual, it's all in
there. Anyway I don't really use read-edid but it's supposed to be
able to detect your monitor. It's not really necessary.


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