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Old 01-10-2006, 03:22 PM   #31
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You can try to reconfigure your x-server: dkpg -reconfigure xorg-server (or something like that). In general, Linux doesn't require a re-install a la Windows. You can usually reconfigure a package or just apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg. You may need to figure out what the exact files you need to fix are since I'm just making this up and don't know which x-org files need fixing...

Maybe it's dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg... Hmmm...

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Old 01-10-2006, 03:24 PM   #32
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tried apt-get gnome but problem still there
whats the f for
 
Old 01-10-2006, 03:32 PM   #33
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-f I think means force or fix broken. Another thing you can try is to install a lightweight window manager like icewm or the like just to see if you can get another one working. I'm no expert myself on these matters...
 
Old 01-10-2006, 03:33 PM   #34
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Oh, and I'm sure you meant apt-get install gnome or try apt-get --reinstall gnome
 
Old 01-10-2006, 03:34 PM   #35
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Now thats getting alittle beyond my experience sorry.
Im a newbie to linux. I was just giving you info that i was taught just yesterday By 'Grimes' a member.

If your not too deep into your debien system, (lots of personal files added etc..) then would it be too much to re-install? Now that you know how to access your xp partition, then you could start from scratch. Ive installed and Re-installed so much that im starting to wonder if Im killing my hard drive!

Have a Great Day!
 
Old 01-10-2006, 03:36 PM   #36
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thanks you too
 
Old 01-10-2006, 03:37 PM   #37
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Re-installing works, but it's just so Windows. Linux is specifically a modular OS so that you can accidently hose up one part of it and still recover. Especially with Debian. The joke for so long was that the installer was horrible because you only ever had to use it once.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 07:37 PM   #38
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Re-installing works, but it's just so Windows. Linux is specifically a modular OS so that you can accidently hose up one part of it and still recover. Especially with Debian. The joke for so long was that the installer was horrible because you only ever had to use it once.
ive reinstalled and seems ok the fun begins again lol
 
Old 01-10-2006, 10:16 PM   #39
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glad you're back on track rsuave.
 
  


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