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Old 08-23-2005, 05:14 PM   #16
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Originally posted by bosewicht
lol...ok, sure thank you for the insight. There are distros that default to runlevel 3. You seem to know a great deal so I am sure you are aware of this.
Actually, I'm not aware of this. I consider myself a relative linux newbie, actually, but I'm pretty familiar with Debian because it's what I use all the time.

If someone asks a question about Debian or a Debian variant I'm familiar with, I can answer with confidence. If someone asks a question about a different distribution, I'll wait for someone familiar with that distribution to answer before I give it a go.
Old 08-23-2005, 05:29 PM   #17
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Let's play nice here Isaac. Everyone's just trying to help. I think the inittab advice was mistaken, but he's probably just familiar with a different distribution. Don't berate him for trying to give constructive input.

I think a reinstall is completely unnecessary - if he wants gnome and kde, he can apt-get install them himself now. Installing gdm (or xdm or kdm) seems like the correct answer to me. Did installing gdm solve your problem, Tylerious?
Old 08-23-2005, 05:32 PM   #18
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You're right, especially since Tylerious has gotten so far already without the benefit of a "newbie friendly" graphical desktop environment.
Old 08-23-2005, 09:49 PM   #19
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Yeah, thanks for pointing out GDM; it's working fine now!

I'm sorry about changing questions throughout the topic, but I thought I left it open with its title. It's not like I called it "/dev/input/mice/ error" or something.

I really don't know much of anything about Linux right now. I installed Debian so I could get my hands dirty with configuration instead of going with a distro like SUSE which does most everything itself. I actually did a net install, so even reinstalling, I would need to apt-get for the packages, I think.

But thanks everybody for the help. I really appreciate it.


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