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Old 03-28-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
Jakalx
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Debian Sarge Netinstall Query


Hi there,

I have just installed Debian netinstall. But the netinstall never installed the X Window login, it boots into the command prompt.

I do not know what command to type to boot into Debian.

Can someone please tell me, and also is there any way to install the X Window login prompt via XP.


Mike
 
Old 03-28-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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During the installation the netinstaller asked you for a root password and a regular user account/password. So, when you're at the boot prompt you can enter "root", press Enter then provide the root password or the same steps but instead of "root" you specify the other user (and the password accordingly of course).
Once you're logged in, you can use apt-get to fetch the X system and a WindowsManager and/or DesktopEnvironment onto your machine. So, you should
Code:
apt-get install x-window-system-core x-window-system xserver-*
for the X system (it might be some other package as well but that's what I remember so far) and the others are the subject of your choice.
These are the steps I followed with the rc2 netinstaller. I don't know if something's changed with rc3 (if you're using that), but you can always take a look at http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...rence.en.html.

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Old 03-28-2005, 11:00 AM   #3
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IMHO, aptitude is a good tool to get a net install, too

don't forget to use the option dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 to configure X

cheers
 
Old 03-28-2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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Hey thx for reply, got it. But have new prob can you have a look plz.

Hi,

I have installed the Sarge netinstall Debian disc. I then installed xserver-xfree86 xfonts-100dpi xfonts-base xbase-clients xdm (these i got from website where the guy who had the prob had a laptop, i have a pc). i then got kdm gdm.

Now I log into kde fine but when desktop appears nothing else does, no taskbar etc.

Any ideas on my error?


Jakal
 
Old 03-28-2005, 04:29 PM   #5
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Personally I would recommend using a more advanced installer like dselect.
That being said, however, it sound like you dont have all the files installed.
It sounds like you want to try out kde, so to check what's installed, type:
dpkg -l | grep kde
and to see what's still available try
apt-cache search kde
dont forget to do
apt-get update
every now and then (especially if some packages cant be found on the server)

BUT I _really_ recommend trying dselect, it can make life a lot easier.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 04:17 AM   #6
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Indeed, you installed kdm and gdm but those are just Desktop Managers (that's where the "dm" part comes from).
Now, regardless of what utility will you use (apt-get, dselect, aptitude), you may want to install the corresponding Desktop Environments: KDE and/or Gnome. That's why I told you in my previous post that other packages (desktop envs. in this situation) are subject of your choice.
For example, you could use the set of commands suggested to you by uberNUT69 for apt-get to get KDE on your machine. Try that and post back if you encounter anymore problems. If you will succesfuly install one of the programs suggested above (there are others as well, such as FluxBox, IceWm etc.), you may want to visit its home page for further information on configuring it (e. g. www.kde.org).
 
Old 03-29-2005, 05:08 AM   #7
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Hey

Thanks for replies guys, got some desktop managers.

Now when i log on it says authentication failed and will not log my username on.

This seems to be last hurdle.

Cheers guys, really appreciate this.


Mike
 
Old 03-29-2005, 05:39 AM   #8
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Use the same account name/password combination you used at the point where you were asked to log in, before you apt-getted the DM/DE. Since you managed to log in then (as using apt-get proves it), you should be able to do it now as well. Check the Caps Lock key. Make sure you're not doing any typos. Root logins are disabled by default.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 06:28 AM   #9
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Hey

The pass and username are correct, it just isnt logging me in.


Mike
 
Old 03-29-2005, 08:40 AM   #10
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here's list of everything I have installed:

kde
kdm
gdm
gnome
xdm
xserver-xfree86
xfonts-100dpi
xfonts-base
base-clients


if i need more please let me know what.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 10:45 AM   #11
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K reinstalled yeah and this is what I did,

Installed:
gdm
xserver-xfree86
xfonts100-dpi
xfonts-base
base-clients
xdm
kernel-patch-2.4-lm-sensors
kernel-patch-2.-i2c
libsasl2-modules
libpam-mysql
metamail

Now when i booted into gdm it came up with login, i logged on but nothing came up i.e. taskbar etc.

Now I installed gnome, and now I am getting the auhentication failed.

Any ideas on problem now?

Mike
 
  


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