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Old 11-29-2009, 05:20 AM   #106
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2. eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 576 qdisc pfifo_fast state UNKNOWN
qlen 1000
link/ether 00:1c:f0:5b:4d:17 brd FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:
inet 173.168.81.241/22 brd 255.255.255.255.255.255
scope global eth0
 
Old 11-29-2009, 05:22 AM   #107
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Yes, go back to the prompt and check to see if you have internet connectivity using the ping command.

Next if you have connectivity, try starting the X environment using
Code:
startx
If that's installed correctly it should not show any errors en you should be in a GUI soon after the startx.

If it doesn't start and you have internet connection then try:
Code:
apt-get install kdm kde-core
That should install or reinstall the kde environment. After installation try the startx command again or reboot.

Kind regards,

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Old 11-29-2009, 05:26 AM   #108
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My meager system is a 2001 Compaq "Pre-sorry-o", 5000 series. Intel Celeron, 1GHz, 512 RAM.

When I did have the Kubuntu rockin for a short time, it seemed to work like a dream. Smoother and more responsive than that billionaire's toy of an OS (when using winders, WE ARE HIS TOYS!)

Ok I will bust into my console now. POOF!
 
Old 11-29-2009, 05:50 AM   #109
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Great news! It's time for 3 more pots of coffee, cuz I will be up a while....
Typing the ping sent it into a rolling screen of repetition:
"64 bytes from yi-in-f104.1e100.net (74.125.159.104):
imcp_seq=[00, 01, etc...] numbers ttl=54 time=[00, 01, etc...]"

Typing startx brought:
No GUI, and,
"Fatal server error: No valid FontPath could be found."

And finally, the apt brough just as much success:
"E: could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock -open
E: unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?"
 
Old 11-29-2009, 06:00 AM   #110
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Ok, that's good. The ping command as I gave you (without any other parameters but the domain to ping) keeps on pinging until you type CTRL-C. On Windows the same command only sends out 4 communications.

The GUI appears not to be installed or installed only partially, so you need to run the apt-get install command.

You had to set a root password when installing Debian and you'll need it know. You can either logout and login again as root or you can use the sudo command.

First try to login as root:
Code:
logout
at the prompt should get you back at the console. Press enter and you'll be asked for login name. Login with root and the root password. Next run the
Code:
apt-get install kdm kde-base
again.

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Old 11-29-2009, 06:01 AM   #111
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yi-in-f104.1e100.net is goooogle.com
 
Old 11-29-2009, 06:02 AM   #112
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Also you might have a look at this site. When logging in for the first time in your KDE environment you'll be asked questions like those on that site.

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I literally login with "root", then my root password?
 
Old 11-29-2009, 06:10 AM   #114
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Correct.

the other way is to open a su shell when you're logged in as your user:
Code:
su -
and then enter the root password. You could also use sudo to execute commands with root privileges. This only works if sudo is setup correctly and if your user is in the sudoers list.

To execute commands with root priviliges you just type sudo in front of every command. When it asks you for a password that is YOUR user password, not the root password. Like this:
Code:
sudo apt-get install kdm kde-base
Using this you don't have to logout and login each time.

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Old 11-29-2009, 06:21 AM   #115
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Who needs sleep, anyways...

Successful root login.
Response after command:
"Reading packaging lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading information... Done
E: Couldn't find package kde-base"
 
Old 11-29-2009, 06:22 AM   #116
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And thanks for the sudo info. Now I know what that is every time I read it somewhere
 
Old 11-29-2009, 06:24 AM   #117
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Sorry, my bad.

Before being able to install anything from the repositories you have to synchronize.

Run this as root:
Code:
apt-get update
and when it finishes:
Code:
apt-get upgrade
to upgrade all installed packages so you have the latest patches and versions.

And when the upgrade finishes, then:
Code:
apt-get install kdm kde-base
Again, my apologies for forgetting the 'update' command.

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Old 11-29-2009, 06:26 AM   #118
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And thanks for the sudo info. Now I know what that is every time I read it somewhere
You'll get the hang of it real soon, and believe me, it IS a lot better then the Mickey$oft OS, any Linux distro is better.

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Old 11-29-2009, 06:26 AM   #119
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He hee heeee!
We good, mon!

Here I go... Oh hi Linus!
 
Old 11-29-2009, 06:51 AM   #120
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DAMN! Not working. Gone now, Eric? Ok, I'll cya later
 
  


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