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Re: how to start gnome from the command line

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 16:03:28 +0000, Kjetil brinchmann Halvorsen wrote:


> I had done
> apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment
> then
> startx
> gives an error along the lines of : "startx: unknown command."
> Now I have also done
> apt-get install gdm
> apt-get install gnome
> <wait a long time>
> then, on boot gnome starts, I get a login window, do log in,
> but am only given a blue screen without anything!!!
> What to do?

Did you install xorg or at least xinit? This is not necessarily done
automatically when you install gnome, AFAIK (to allow people to run the
X server on another computer if they want to).

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          Florian   | http://www.florian-kulzer.eu

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