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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
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.
Hey thx for reply, got it. But have new prob can you have a look plz.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.