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Old 04-08-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
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mac user in need of help ;)


Ok so i went to the switch mac osx to linux, why? Because i was curious on what it would be like, and of course its free and has a very big community, for instants this forum.

So making the switch, got debian installed and working i install it and get to the login screen then thats it all typing no interface with the mouse etc.

So then I installed err kunbunto or something or other which seemed like it was going to have a point click interface like the mac but got it all installed and just black background and white text. Which is all great and all but what i am really looking for is like the mac with my desktop screen, viewable files etc, you know lot know what i mean.

Hope you can help, got a emac 700.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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It should be starting a graphical interface, but it sounds like it's having problems. Type startx and see what it returns. Post any errors you get here.
P.S. The distro is called Kubuntu.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 12:09 PM   #3
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Ok went and put the command "startx" in and you was right it is having problems because after you see the loading bar finish saying all the modules etc is completed it will go to a black screen,so i press something like f5 or something like that and it will take me to the ubuntu login this is in the black background and white text and i login and type in startx, this gives me this:


xauth: creating new authority file /home/martin/server authority 4267



Fatal server error: server is already active for display 0 - If the server is no longer runnig remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again

Please consult the X.org..............

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: invalid MIT-MAGIC0cookie-1 key giving up

Xinit: unable to connect to xserver

Xinit: No such process (errno 3): server error.

then goes back to:

martin@ubuntu:"$

Thats near enought what it gave me had to jot it all down and post it up here on the family computer.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 01:33 PM   #4
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I don't really know much myself, (I just wanted the error to be available for more experience forum members) but you might want to look for the /tmp/.X0-lock file.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:10 PM   #5
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Ok so looked it up abit on the x.org site and they were saying that it said that it was getting used by something elese and needed to be removed which i did had to put sudo before the command so now i put in startx and i get a black screen so i push ctrl+alt+f5 which takes me back and shows what happend this is what i get:
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:11 PM   #6
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http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a56...n/DSC00895.jpg

Any ideas?

And why always a blank screen? Is that another problem aswell as?

Thanks

Sorry for double post needed 3 posts do add url

Last edited by martdaman; 04-08-2006 at 02:30 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:24 PM   #7
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Any ideas?
Sorry, not at the moment. I'm no expert, that for sure. I bet someone knows.
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And why always a blank screen? Is that another problem aswell as?
No, just a symptom of the X server not starting.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:30 PM   #8
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well thats a plus, just need to sort out this problem, got a quick question i had debian installed (think it was something around 90mb this installed perfectly and got me to a black background and white text (the command line) and worked good if i had typed startx would i have got a graphical interface then? Or was that just the basic?
 
  


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