Hi, I have Debian Linux kernel 2.4. It is set to use GNome at startup.
I want to install Open-Office.
You have to be logged in as root to install it.
But GNome Desktop Manager does not let you log in as root.
So I pressed CtrlAlt-F1 and logged in as root and ran ./setup -net.
But is says "cannot connect to X Server".
So I log into Gnome and start a new terminal. Cant log in as root from here either. Tried to run the install again, and it starts, but then it tells me adminstrator rights are required.
Any thoughts on how I get Open Office installed? <g>
Should I start Linux without GNome (how again please?) and then type startx after loggin in as root? How? Even if used Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to try and kill GNome, the GNome login screen keeps coming back.
Also tried apt-get openoffice, but I dont think its in my release yet.
Only been using Linux for four days now. Any detailed help would be much appreciated! Thanks.