Re: Wanting to use a gui with Debian.
Ron Johnson wrote:
Yeah, I thought about warning him of the pitfalls of having unneeded
stuff on a server, but he said he was "NEW" to Linux, so I figured at
this stage he's more interested in having something "familiar" than
having something "safe". I also assumed that his server was not going to
be mission-critical, or he wouldn't be doing it with an OS with which
On Sat, 2005-01-22 at 11:36 -0600, Kent West wrote:
Patrick J. Farhar escribió:
I have installed Debian and want to use a gui to install other
packages such as Squid. My purpose is use the server for caching web
pages. I am NEW to linux and do not know how to make Debian give me
a gui interface at boot.
Try "apt-get install x-window-system kde kdm synaptic".
This should install a basic X Window System, with the KDE environment
(lots of bells and whistles, so hope you have plenty of horse power /
RAM), and the KDM graphical login manager which will start the gui at
boot. It'll also install Synaptic, which is a gui front-end to apt.
Remember, this is going to be a server.
Having said that, I agree with Ron; Patrick, you should save the GUIs
for workstation use, and keep your servers simpler.