If you installed a minimal system (which apparently you did) now you have to install more programs. Try this:
- Log in as root in that prompt.
- Try to start the graph environment. Issue
- If it gives you a "Command not found", you have to install it:
apt-get install GRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT
(GRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT can be translated as kde, gnome, fluxbox, lightbox, window maker and several others. If you wanna keep it easy, Iīd suggest either kde or gnome).
Also, you might want to install a graphical session manager, that can be kdm, gdm or xdm.
apt-get install kdm # for example
It will list several packages that you need to install in order to run the graphical environment. Accpet the selection, go ahead.
If you succeed, after all you can login as a regular user already in the graphical environment.
Two other commands that can be of immense help are
apt-cache search package
this searches any package name in the dpkg database.
apt-cache show package
will give you detailed info about the package.
good luck! Donīt hesitate to ask further.
Last edited by bruno buys; 08-10-2005 at 07:12 AM.