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Old 03-05-2004, 03:05 PM   #16
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apt-get update
apt-get install xfree

was not working so im installing the kde now - that works

I know debian is probably not the os to choose if you are a noobi like me but i feel that i lear more this way then just having everything popup all fixed and done

Btw, whats kde?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 03:09 PM   #17
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oh... i think installation stoped at this error:

"Errors where encountered while processing: apache"

"E: Sub - process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)"

is that good or bad? :S
 
Old 03-05-2004, 04:17 PM   #18
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KDE is the K Desktop Environment. Since kde needs XFree86 to run, apt-get will install that for you too, automatically. If it is successful, the graphics (like kde) should start working when you run 'startx'.

As for your error, I don't know how bad it is, but you don't really need apache right now. It is the webserver. Try 'startx' to see if the installation worked.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 04:46 PM   #19
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ok, i reinstalled Everything. And this time the kde was installed without any errors. But, when i write startx in the command line i still get "bash: startx: command not found"
 
Old 03-05-2004, 04:51 PM   #20
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Try 'startkde'. It will fail, but you want to know if it exists.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 04:55 PM   #21
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that almost worked, lol

I get some kind of "test failed" couldnt see exactly what it said because it goes by so fast and then the program gets stuck in an infinite loop saying "kpersonalizer: cannot connect to X server"...
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:15 PM   #22
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KDE needs XFree86, so apt-get should hae installed it. When XFree86 is not running, kde will say 'it cannot find the X server'. You apparently need to install XFree86. Try:
apt-get install x-window-system
That is from the osnews link.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:17 PM   #23
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If apt stopped with errors then all your packages aren't installed and things aren't going to work. You can try running apt a few more times, sometimes it takes a different path and gets things sorted. If it keeps stoppig on the one package then you might want to try uninstalling that package to get everything else working.
You've got a lot to learn and would do well to get your hands on all the documentation you can and read it _all_. Twice wouldn't hurt. Make sure you include RUTE in your readings, it's one of the best freely available primers.
Patience grasshopper.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:58 PM   #24
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still cant find x-window-system BUT i found this http://www.kde.org/documentation/faq....html#startkde

now my question is how do i create a new file in the command-line called .xsession and add the line startkde ? *hate DOS looking inviroments *

I tried using the "vi" editor but it sucks and gives me loads of errors...
 
Old 03-05-2004, 11:03 PM   #25
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Try nano instead of vi - it should come default with debian and it's learning curve is almost non-existant
 
  


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