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Old 12-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Is There Graphical Mode for Debian?


Hello, I have just installed Debian on my machine, but it starts with the command mode. Isn't graphical mode included in the package? How can I make Debian starts with the graphical mode?
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:55 PM   #2
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Type in startx and let us know what happens.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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Code:
-bash: startx : command not found
 
Old 12-02-2005, 07:33 PM   #4
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Sounds like a GUI was not selected to be installed when you installed Debian. But I'm just a newb too, so what do I know.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 07:47 PM   #5
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you need to apt-get install kde or gnome or your graphical interface
 
Old 12-03-2005, 06:49 AM   #6
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The GUI worked fine after I reinstalled Debian.
But I cannot set the IP address. How can I do that?
 
Old 12-03-2005, 01:25 PM   #7
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Using Gnome or KDE?

go to either of their respective control centres and look for network settings.

gnomes is gnome-control-centre if launching from a shell

don't know what KDEs is but i'm sure you can find it
 
Old 12-03-2005, 03:12 PM   #8
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I am using Gnome. I found the Network Settings, but I cannot enter the IP address. The IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address box are disabled.
 
Old 12-03-2005, 03:34 PM   #9
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A friend told me about Dabian, its the one that only installs with the bare minimum? You have to install the xwindow package and then whatever you like with it, Gnome, KDE, or (I suggest: WindowMaker)
 
Old 12-03-2005, 03:52 PM   #10
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Most distros let you select the type of packages you want, GUI or not etc.

If you want to change your settings, untick the use DHCP option (which is telling the system to get the settings from a device running DHCP in your network)
 
Old 12-03-2005, 05:52 PM   #11
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I got it. I have another question. Is there a GUI for the firewall on Debian? I did a little search on the net, and I only found instruction on how to set up firewall with IPTables in command mode.
 
Old 12-03-2005, 06:50 PM   #12
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Firestarter and guardog are the usual ones recomended, i personally use firestarter on my work station. It looks like you already know they're front ends for iptables, the firewalling built into the kernel.

Give them a shot, i imagine you can get both via apt-get
 
Old 12-04-2005, 08:15 AM   #13
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Firestarter works great. Thank you for your help.
 
  


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