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Old 01-31-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Cant Open Gnome?! Biggest noob on Earth!


I just simply cant open gnome. Im sure i installed it.....I think. I type gmd and it says it cant be found. I try to reinstall it (apt-get install gnome) and it says it cant find the package. Do I just not have the right package or did I just not install something right?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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Try typing "startx" at the command line, and see what happens. You may need to configure X, but I don't know what distro you are using so I can't help you there.

Also, AFAIK the command to start the Gnome Display Manager is gdm.

--Ian
 
Old 01-31-2005, 08:25 PM   #3
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Thanks,
Sorry this will show how much of a newb I am. What is the commad to find out what Distro I am using?

Ok...WOW... I am the newb god. I put gmd instead of gdm, but now im getting a message saying that its not set up properly. What do I type to go in and change whatevers wrong?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 08:53 PM   #4
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When I type in startx the screen starts blinking, then a

(EE) No Devices Detected.

Fatal Server Error:
no screens found


pops up. I dont know what to do with that. I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks
 
Old 01-31-2005, 09:04 PM   #5
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A little more info, what did it say on the cd you used to install the software. Suse, Fedora, Mandrake. Plus a little hardware info
 
Old 01-31-2005, 09:07 PM   #6
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Its the Debian Version. The graphics card in my pc is a nvidia geforce 3. Hope that helps. Thanks for the input.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 09:28 PM   #7
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Ok, has this ever worked? Have you been able to get anywhere? Is this a dualboot machine, or is the install on the drive by itself?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 09:33 PM   #8
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If by did the graphics card ever work then yes or if you mean the XFree86 then no. It is not a dualboot, it is just a old pc i had (dell dimension 8200).
 
Old 01-31-2005, 09:43 PM   #9
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Not sure but it may not like the hardware, maybe try a live cd like Knoppix and see what happens.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 09:55 PM   #10
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Is there a way to accsess a internet brower like mozilla without going into gmd?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 02:38 AM   #11
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You need to run the command xf86config as root. Follow the prompts, and select your graphics card and monitor. Make sure that the resolution and refresh rates match the capabilities of your monitor. After you have done this, run startx as root. See what happens.

As for your other question, gdm is simply a login manager that allows you to login. You do not need to run this. Simply log in and type startx to get into gnome or kde (whichever is setup). You need to be running X in order to run Mozilla.

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