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Old 05-22-2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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debian and gnome


I got debian sarge. And I having difficulties with starting gnome.
I have used these commands:

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apt-get update
apt-get install gnome
apt-get install gnome-core
The problem is that the system doesnīt start gnome. Instead it starts the plain text "thing". (I donīt know what it is called.)
 
Old 05-22-2006, 02:00 PM   #2
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Type in startx to start Gnome. Or do an apt-get install gdm and it should install a graphical login screen every time you boot the machine.

Oh, and for future reference, the "plain text thing" is called the console (not to be confused with konsole, which is the kde x terminal).

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Old 05-22-2006, 02:00 PM   #3
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That is because you havn't started your X-server (what Gnome uses to run). You can type "startx" to start the X-server or "gdm" or "xdm" to start the Gnome & X login managers. If you have other desktop environments installed (like KDE) then Gnome might not start when you run "startx". If this is the case you will need to modify your .xinitrc file (to change your preference) or change the /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to change the system's preference.

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Old 05-22-2006, 03:08 PM   #4
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Now I got problems with the xserver. The computer says "Cannot start xserver, most likely it is not set up correctly".

I have used these commands
Code:
apt-get install gdm
startx
While I typed startx, the computer said that the file xserverrc didnīt exist.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 03:18 PM   #5
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On the initial setup, you installed Xfree (I assume, since you're using Sarge) improperly. Try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86, and think carefully. If you're not sure what kind of video card you have, choose 'vesa' for the driver. Maybe you should choose that anyway, and work on the correct driver for your hardware after you have X at least functional. If your hardware is at all new, you'd have been well advised to install etch instead of sarge, but you should still be able to get it working.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 03:29 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by rickh
On the initial setup, you installed Xfree (I assume, since you're using Sarge) improperly. Try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86, and think carefully. If you're not sure what kind of video card you have, choose 'vesa' for the driver. Maybe you should choose that anyway, and work on the correct driver for your hardware after you have X at least functional. If your hardware is at all new, you'd have been well advised to install etch instead of sarge, but you should still be able to get it working.
Okey I will try that tomorrow.
I got a GeForce 2 mx 400.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 06:34 AM   #7
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Thanks! Now gnome working and everything is fine.
 
  


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