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Re: Please help

On Friday 04 March 2011 14:38:01 Ron Johnson wrote:
> :)
> I *could* say, "Real Men use the CLI.  Long live bash!", but I won't.
> When logged in as root, did you try:
> # apt-get install gnome
> If you did, then when you reboot you should have a GUI login screen.
>   Until then, just type:
> $ startx
> (Ignore the # and $.  They are your prompt.)
> On 03/03/2011 10:06 PM, Ryan Collins wrote:
> > Someone for the love of GOD, help me.
> > I've installedDebian 6.0(squeeze) on my dell inspiron 6000. All I
> > have to show for it is a shell. I've looked all over and read
> > countless entries on ways to load a gnome desktop, but nothing I try
> > works for me like it has others. Im brand spanking new to Linux, but
> > im beginning to at least understand how things need to be typed in
> > order to make the magic happen, but it hasn't happened for me yet. I
> > think I may have installed a server version, but there is a way
> > around that right? What can I do to get a desktop environment
> > installed through my command line?
To ease your access to the land of Linux I would suggest you download and try 
IT is a 32bit system and comes in many flavours of DEs
I personally run KDE.
It is a very good place to start.
I have a Ubuntu /Kununtu desktop server and it runs well but my workstations 
are PCLinuxOS.

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