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Re: Please help

On Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 02:00:38AM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Vi, 04 mar 11, 15:38:32, Freeman wrote:
> > 
> > then, at the root prompt, type 
> > 
> > GDM3
> > 
> > If that doesn't work, maybe you have an older version of Debian, so type
> > 
> > GDM
> $ apt-file search bin/GDM
> $

Yes, I rushed and those caps came flying into my head from somewhere and I
typed them mindlessly.

> (I have lenny, squeeze, wheezy and sid in my sources.list)
> Even in lower-case, I doubt it's a good ideea to run gdm/gdm3 "by hand", 
> but rather via the init script:
> /etc/init.d/gdm start
> /etc/init.d/gdm3 start
> But this is already done on boot if gdm is installed, so the problem 
> must be somewhere else. Without any evidence I would assume the most 
> common to be:
> - the Desktop task was unselected by mistake during the install
> - problems starting X, but at least gdm (no idea about gdm3) would have 
>   presented the user with a more or less helpful error message.
> - problems installing packages (but in our case the OP got as far as the 
>   login prompt, so I would exclude it)

You are right about the error message too.


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