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Old 01-14-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
kanndoo
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First time login


I'm new to Linux and I just installed the internet install of Debian. It is all setup now and it has ask me for a login and password which I put in but now it is asking something that I have no idea about. Here is what it says:
Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to extent permitted by applicable law.
les@debiantoy:~$

This is as far as I can get, what does it want.

Thanks for you help
 
Old 01-14-2006, 01:13 PM   #2
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Thats it, welcome to linux.

Consult the debian documentation to find out how to install things and get things configured.

Hint: for a gui system you need to install X windows and a desktop environment such as KDE
 
Old 01-14-2006, 01:14 PM   #3
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Hi,

Run the following (pressing enter after each line), it will give you a graphical interface similar to Windows:
Code:
su
apt-get update
apt-get install x-window-system
apt-get install gdm gnome
/etc/init.d/gnome start
Please note that the first line will ask you for the administrative (root) password.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 01:18 PM   #4
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'su -' may fit better this purpose, this will switch environment too, 'su' will give superuser rights only.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 01:30 PM   #5
kanndoo
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First time login

Hey thanks a lot for all the help that you all have given me. I'm an old man and have never worked with Linux before but this is great fun. I entered the commands that you all suggested and it seems to be loading other programs so maybe I'm going to be ok now.

Thanks again
 
Old 01-14-2006, 02:11 PM   #6
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les@debiantoy:~$
is your command line

simaliar to the
c:\ > prompt in windowz...

may seem silly to suggets this at first but try typing
startx <enter>

if you have a GUI installed thats the way to start it!
no point re-downloading it and installing it i its allready there!
 
Old 01-14-2006, 02:31 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dasy2k1
les@debiantoy:~$
is your command line

simaliar to the
c:\ > prompt in windowz...

may seem silly to suggets this at first but try typing
startx <enter>

if you have a GUI installed thats the way to start it!
no point re-downloading it and installing it i its allready there!
He did a netinstall, so you can be sure that a GUI is not installed by default. Furthermore, if a GUI was already installed apt-get would not download it again. Please think about what you are saying, you will probably make him more confused than he already is!
 
  


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