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Old 03-16-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
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installing kde?


Well I went and grabbed the debian net install and everything worked out fine. I dont have a gui installed so I tried apt-get to get kde and that worked. It downloaded and installed but it doesnt start up. Im not sure what I have to do to get it working. Any help please?
 
Old 03-16-2006, 07:07 PM   #2
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does debian have a /etc/inittab?

if so, you can set your default runlevel to be 5 by editing this line

Code:
id:3:initdefault:
to say this
Code:
id:5:initdefault:

you can also give the path to KDM (which on Arch is: /opt/kde/bin/kdm).
To do this edit the line that looks like this (should be the last line)

Code:
x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/xdm -nodaemon
or this
Code:
x:5:respawn:/usr/X1186/bin/xdm -nodaemon
to this
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x:5:respawn:/opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon
Hope this helps

Edited for mistakes
 
Old 03-16-2006, 08:02 PM   #3
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Debian doesn't use runlevels in the same way as other distros. Everything runs in runlevel 2.

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Can you start KDE as a normal user by doing "startx" ? If so all you need to do is install kdm and configure it to be the default bootloader.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 01:38 PM   #4
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A friend helped me install kde. Turns out the net install "forgot" some important files, kde being one of them. Thanks for the help guys.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 02:46 PM   #5
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A friend helped me install kde. Turns out the net install "forgot" some important files, kde being one of them. Thanks for the help guys.
Netinstall doesn't install any DEs or xorg. It just installs a base Debian installation and then you use apt-get to install everything else you need.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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You need to install x-window-system -- kde doesn't start without it.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 03:23 PM   #7
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hmm - wasn't aware that Debian did that...nifty.

I'll have to look into Debian's way of it too.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 03:28 PM   #8
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hmm - wasn't aware that Debian did that...nifty.

I'll have to look into Debian's way of it too.
Yeah its a good distro to look at. Gentoo also does not treat runlevels in the same way as other distros.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 12:04 PM   #9
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I did the apt-get procedure to get kde and some of the other components. It had a bunch of problems, one of one was the mouse was a ps2 but it was recognized as usb. Im trying gentoo right now and I am completely lost.
 
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I did the apt-get procedure to get kde and some of the other components. It had a bunch of problems, one of one was the mouse was a ps2 but it was recognized as usb. Im trying gentoo right now and I am completely lost.
I did my first gentoo installation this week. I thought the install procedure was ok but time consuming. The good thing is that I learnt and I am still learning a lot of stuff I didn't know.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 07:02 PM   #11
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Post - if you are lost with Gentoo, try Arch. I have seen speeds on Arch that are as fast as my Gentoo install, without the compilation of packages. (and consequently, a three day install time and 30 pages of manual)
 
Old 03-18-2006, 07:17 PM   #12
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Very interesting thread. I've done a net install of Etch on two computers in the last few days using the 100 MB boot iso. I did get a GUI immediately on first boot of the two systems. During the install procedure you need to select some type of desktop environment to have a GUI on first boot, apt will then download your DE. It worked fine for me, I booted right away into gnome 2.12.2.

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Old 03-18-2006, 08:29 PM   #13
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depends on what you select during the install. The net install does give you an option to install kde. If you deselect everything and want a self made system you do have to apt get x-windows and kde-base
 
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depends on what you select during the install. The net install does give you an option to install kde. If you deselect everything and want a self made system you do have to apt get x-windows and kde-base
True, but, I like to have a working system on first boot. Yes, if you want to totally customize everything and get x on the command prompt you can do that.
Each to his own.
 
Old 03-19-2006, 01:27 AM   #15
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Well gentoo is really hard but I am learning and that is the whole point to this. Im trying not too cheat and hop on irc and ask if anyone wants to hold my hand but at times I have... Sorry for the off topic.
 
  


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