problem with X Windows
I'm installing Linux for the first time. I used the
netinst, with the desktop package in tasksel.
Everything seemed to go fine.
There didn't seem to be any X Window system installed,
though, so I started doing apt-get x-window-system,
apt-get x-window-system-core, and a few others (and I
think this is where I went wrong...).
Anyway, now I get the graphical login, but after that
I just see the default X Win "desktop" pattern and the
"X" cursor. I can get a few menus by clicking the
left button and both buttons, but if I move the mouse,
the menu disappears, and I can't select anything.
That's about it - I can't get it to do anything else.
Control-alt-backspace does kill the xserver, but it
just sends me back to the graphical login.
1.) How do I get back to the text prompt so I can do
2.) How should I have installed things so that I don't
have this problem again?
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