Re: Where's the d@mn GUI?
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> Yea, I had that in my Debian ref notes (6.4.4), but it doesn't seem to
> work (I didn't remember till you mentioned it). After using the cli I
> shutdown and rebooted. Came back up in dialog mode :-( Wondering if
> there was some problem with kde I used aptitude to look and found none.
Obviously to use the KDE or Gnome frontends, debconf needs to be able to talk
to your X display. If you are running dpkg-reconfigure or apt-get or whatever
under a root shell in Konsole, this may not be the case, and it may be falling
back to dialog. On the other hand if you're using a GUI package management
tool (synaptic) then that shouldn't be a problem.
If you are using root under a shell (konsole/xterm/whatever) and you do "su -"
instead of just "su" then you need to set the DISPLAY and XAUTHORITY
environment variables to the same settings your regular user had them set to
before you did "su -".
But I could be misinterpreting what you're saying, too.
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