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Old 12-23-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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Debian Help


Hi ,

i downloaded ((( debian-31r4-i386-binary-1.iso ))) and burned it to a cd ..

and installed debian ,, but after rebooting (( without the cd )) i'm in terminal .. it ask me for a username and password > No problem with that ..

but where is The interface ,, is the OS all in terminal ?

i dont know what to do .. i'm stuck at that black screen .. or debian is an OS without interface !!

any HELP pleassssssseeeeeeeee
 
Old 12-23-2006, 06:59 PM   #2
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Well, you should have downloaded the Net-install CD. Because what you have to do now is (vastly) automated with a netinstall CD. Log in as root, then invoke aptitude (easy: just type aptitude on the commandline ) Use the arrowkeys to navigate to Tasks in the topwindow, hit Enter. Now select the tasks you want the machine to handle, acknowledge your selection with the spacebar. It should now show an asterix (*) before the selected task. Press g twice and it should start retrieving packages from the internet. If it fails, open the file /etc/apt/sources.list and comment out the cdrom entry with a hash (#) Then add the following lines to the file:
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deb ftp://ftp.tr.debian.org/debian-cd/ stable main [contrib] [non-free] 
deb-src ftp://ftp.tr.debian.org/debian-cd/ stable main [contrib] [non-free]

deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
The .tr. country code sends you to Turkey, the Debian mirror closest to you. Read also http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/ The entries in square brackets (i.e. [ ]) are optional, but if you want to use them, remove the square brackets.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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You need to install the desktop environment when installing sarge by selecting it with the space bar when asked what programs you want installed , if i were you i would download debian etch and start again as etch will be the new stable shortly.

screenshots of the new etch installer :

http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/sl...+3+screenshots

here is the link to download etch i usually only download the first cd as this has all that i require for a basic install of gnome them apt-get the rest:

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we...s/i386/iso-cd/


here is the net install cd also its more for a custom build :

http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/


cheers

edit: You now have 2 options Do what Dutch Master said to fix your install or follow my post and "download etch and start again".

Last edited by oldlucky; 12-23-2006 at 07:20 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 07:38 PM   #4
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I would have thought that the desktop would have been loaded from an installer CD, unless you specifically did something to tell it not to. Did you try to make notes of any suggestions that came up during the install. I seem to remember that I had to run "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" from the root login in order to get the desktop started. Give that a try.

Added: I agree with the other guys, though. Starting all over with the netinstall version of etch would probably be a wise move.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 08:13 PM   #5
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Dutch Master
well i have to say that i'm totally lost in the (( aptitude )) list

and i dont know how to add those line

and i wanna say something :

i skiped the apt configuration part and Mail transfer part on the installation proccess ..

every time i choose a mirror the connection is 0% ( forever )

by the way i have dsl 256 .. so its not a decent one for downloading

thanks Dutch Master ..

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i always wondered what is sarge and etch ?

is those to help in installing debian ? or a totally different release of debian ?

so i will download etch .. and throw that debian-31r4-i386-binary-1 CD away

any way is that the one ..

debian-testing-i386-binary-1

source: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/et...c1/i386/bt-cd/

i like torrent better ..

and thanks oldlucky

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well i skiped apt configuration because of mirrors doesnt work

or may the OS didn't recognize a current net connection despite that at the begining of the installation it said :

Network (bla bla bla *idont remeber*) successfully

and i tried your command and it says :

bla bla bla
------------------- xserver-xfree86 not installed

i wonder why they didnt put that desktop interface among installation of the OS

its an essential thing .. otherwise its like DOS in Microsoft which means it Sucks

thanks for the try Quakeboy02 .. but i will download etch and see

Last edited by _GOGO_; 12-23-2006 at 08:51 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 08:34 PM   #6
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GOGO the torrent is the correct one below :

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/et...-1.iso.torrent

Cheers
 
Old 12-23-2006, 08:37 PM   #7
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run base-config go to the package selection menu, select the Destop environment as shown in the screenshot linked above, and let it install..

alternately I think the following will work as well.

apt-get update
apt-get install gdm gnome-desktop-environment xserver-xfree86
 
Old 12-23-2006, 08:44 PM   #8
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GOGO the torrent is the correct one below :

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/et...-1.iso.torrent

Cheers
downloading in progress thanks oldlucky ..

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run base-config go to the package selection menu, select the Destop environment as shown in the screenshot linked above, and let it install..

alternately I think the following will work as well.

apt-get update
apt-get install gdm gnome-desktop-environment xserver-xfree86
i've tried that .. when i select the package selection .. i dont get a chance to select anything it just write lines on the screen ( i think its checking or reinstalling all the packages on the cd ) i dont know !

and about apt .. i have a problem with mirrors i dont know what it is but i do have a problem .. if i had it with etch too i will ask you guys offcourse

thank you all

Last edited by _GOGO_; 12-23-2006 at 08:46 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 04:40 AM   #9
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Perhaps a quick read of the install guide would help? It is always a good idea to read docs for things like installing software before attempting to install them.

Debian GNU/Linux Installation Guide
http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/index.html

The netinstall is the simplest way.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 06:04 AM   #10
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Hi again ..

now i installed debian etch as you guys recommended me but :

1. i have no internet connection despite that the system see my network card and its activated !

2. resolution problem .. i didn't choose more than 1024768 in the installation process can i change that to a bigger resoltuion now ?

3. i asume tha Gnom is an interface for debian ,, is there any other interfaces instead of Gnom beacuse i dont like it

and THANKS
 
Old 12-24-2006, 08:36 AM   #11
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There are many desktop environments you can use:
Window Managers for X
http://xwinman.org/

User's Guide - Configuring the System
Quote:
Setting Display Settings Manually

Settings for the graphical display are stored in the Display subsection of /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the main section Screen.

Entries in the Display subsection are arranged by color depth (Depth). Below each Depth are the resolutions (Modes) that can be used by each color depth.

When the video card profile defined in the Screen section is used, the system defaults to the highest color depth and resolution listed. You can change the default by:

* Commenting out or deleting depths that you do not want to use.

* Adding or deleting modes.

* Placing the mode you want to be the default first in the horizontal list of modes.

From the desktop, you can toggle through the other resolution available by pressing Ctrl-Alt-+ (on the number pad).

[Warning]

Selecting color depths or resolutions unsupported by your monitor and video card can damage them. Refer to the hardware manuals while configuring the screen display.
Debian Reference - Network configuration
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...ateway.en.html

Learn where the Debian documentation is and how to find things in it, the same goes for any other distro. Most issues can be solved simply by looking through the available docs.
 
  


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