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Im very sorry for this very newbie question but im lost.
I Just installed Debian on one of my spare computers to experiment with but i cant seem to get the gui start. I checked google and a few other sites and they all tell me to simply type startx . I tried typing startx but it gives me a unknown command error. Maybe the gui has to be configured first ? if so how would that be done.
Thank you all for your patients with this stupid question but your help is greatly apreciated.
sorry for asking over and over the same questions. i tired apt-get install gnone, xorg and etc.. but none worked. The last one you gave me apt-get install gdm seems to be working at the moment. Thanks alot for your help.
I know i should probably be sticking to a more user friendly distro but the whole purpose im doing this is to learn new ways and by doing that i need the help of great people like you.
After installing apt-get install gdm everything seemed to work well until i tried to execute the startx command once more. This time it actualy responds to its command but im getting a whole bunch of errors and the gui is not starting. im getting line2: /usr/bin/X11/X no such file or directory... any suggestions what to do from here ?
or you can try
type in apt-get install xorg
which should pull the xorg or xfree packages as well.
If you just install xorg or xserver-xfree86 you will still not have a desktop. You must install gnome, kde, whatever.
You want to learn, but part of the learning process is figuring things out. Installing and configuring X is easy. there are instructions on this site in the tutorials and all over the web how to do it.