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Old 12-01-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
sherrife
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Booting into console... where is the KDE?


Hi guys,

Extreme newbie here! I've just installed Kubuntu 7.10 using the alternate method (I don't have a functioning cdrom or network on this computer!) and have finally got it successfully working.

Grub loads perfectly when i turn on the PC, and yet it ends with me sitting in the console screen having no idea what to do.

Do i need to mount the install cd again and install xinit and stuff like that?

Cheers, Omar
 
Old 12-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #2
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Okay, it's not letting me mount due to me being logged in as a user, not as the root (i'm assuming that's the admin)...

How do i switch users? or..

Can i enter a GUI already!?!?!
 
Old 12-02-2007, 12:56 AM   #3
m3lkor001
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pretty new myself but

first type

Code:
xorgconf
should bring up some questions about video card etc. (yes to writing, can use the default for most)

then after that type

Code:
startx
that should be it, (i think)

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and to switch to root

it's just

Code:
su
then enter your password

su is switch user , but default without arguments is root
 
Old 12-02-2007, 04:10 AM   #4
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In *ubuntu you have to use sudo to become root. That is the default way. As root doesn't have a password by default, 'su' wont work.

So to reconfigure your screen you run this from the console:
Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
 
Old 12-03-2007, 06:03 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I've got it all going now.

The solution was to run "sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop" Pretty simple

Thanks for the video card config command though, had to do that later as well.
 
  


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