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Old 09-28-2006, 10:04 AM   #1
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Cannot install graphics interface for Debian


Hello im a linux newbie

I have a problem installing the graphics interface for Debian. I have installed everything from the begining.The kernel boots but i get to a terminal environment.

I have installed the x-window-system-core and did the configuration but prop i did something wrong.
How can i have a graphics environment?

I have a desktop computer with AMD processor 1700+
Graphics adapter: Nvidia Geforce 6600
Screen: a CRT NEC FE700+

Any ideas of what to do?
 
Old 09-28-2006, 10:11 AM   #2
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Try "aptitude install xorg gnome gdm"
 
Old 09-28-2006, 10:13 AM   #3
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And if it complains that you already have the latest package, try "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" as root (w/o the " marks ).
 
Old 09-29-2006, 06:58 AM   #4
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i did dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg but i get a msg saying xserver-xorg is not installed.
how do i install it?
 
Old 09-29-2006, 07:19 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Titanas25
i did dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg but i get a msg saying xserver-xorg is not installed.
how do i install it?

Refer to the post from rickh....... ^ ^
 
Old 09-30-2006, 07:03 AM   #6
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In other words switch to root and then type "apt-get install xorg". You can then try "startx" afterwards and if you get something graphical then you might want to do "apt-get install gdm". You can use kdm instead of gdm. After that install gnome or kde.
 
Old 09-30-2006, 12:24 PM   #7
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An important question ?

What Debian are you using ? Because Sarge dosent use the same X systeam that Etch and Sid does, Sarge uses Xfree86 and Etch and Sid uses Xorg.

Well If you are using Etch or Sid you may do

#apt-get install xorg* xserver-xorg*

I hope you solve this problem, after you install all this packages you may want to install:

#apt-get install kdm kde

This will take a while, about hours ! But you-ll see the results
 
Old 09-30-2006, 06:33 PM   #8
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This will take a while, about hours ! But you-ll see the results
Nahh, only minutes here... But then: I have broadband internet access Besides, I wouldn't choose KDE, I'm a Gnomy
 
Old 09-30-2006, 07:01 PM   #9
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Nahh, only minutes here... But then: I have broadband internet access Besides, I wouldn't choose KDE, I'm a Gnomy
Hehe ok, well in that case you know what to do

#apt-get install gnome gdm*

I hope you tell us if you already solved the problem.

Last edited by megaprog; 09-30-2006 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 10-01-2006, 05:48 AM   #10
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I'm already working in a Gnome GUI, but hopefully the TS will succeed as well
 
  


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