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Re: Installation of Debian by disk



Colin,

 You have to find out if you installed the KDE and gnome packages. 
 These will get installed during the second stage of installation
  when the "aptitude" presents you with a dialog box which will ask 
  you to select installation of Desktop Environment.
 
 If you had told yes there (checked the box) , then you must be able to
see graphics  by command 
  $ startx
  If this works then you probably want to check to enable startup of
  /etc/init.d/gdm in your runlevel. 
 something like (say your runlevel is 2) 
 then you must have a link like  
  S99gdm -> ../init.d/gdm 
  under the /etc/rc2.d directory 


On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 15:06 +0000, Colin Perkins wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> 
> I have installed Debian and logged -in ;  all I see is a prompt which I do not
> have not have a clue as to how to use it !
> 
> I had expected a graphical interface to appear  i.e. KDE or gnome - I 
> was informed that
> KDE is supplied with Debian.
> 
> Have I installed Debian incorrectly ?  I am very much a beginner with Linux.
> 
> Cheers,  Colin Perkins
> 
> 
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> From: "Roberto C. Sanchez" <roberto@connexer.com>
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> On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 03:06:07PM +0000, Colin Perkins wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> >=20
> > I have installed Debian and logged -in ;  all I see is a prompt which I d=
> o=20
> > not
> > have not have a clue as to how to use it !
> >=20
> > I had expected a graphical interface to appear  i.e. KDE or gnome - I=20
> > was informed that
> > KDE is supplied with Debian.
> >=20
> > Have I installed Debian incorrectly ?  I am very much a beginner with Lin=
> ux.
> >=20
> Yes.  Debian is installed correctly.  Out of curiousity, what
> documentation have you looked at so far?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> -Roberto
> 
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> Roberto C. Sanchez
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