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So I downloaded and burned the ISO for the live version of Kubuntu onto a disc, I boot it up and it goes through all the loading and then it give me a commang line. I don't know much about linux command lines but I need to know how to get to the KDE desktop. Any suggestions? Thanks
You may also want to be looking into the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see where it is failing to start. You may want to copy this file to a floppy along with the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file then post them here so we can see them. You most likely will have to split the log file into a couple of posts it is fairly big. Ah to actually copy the files try something like this since I see you say you have very little command line experience.
I figured I would try Ubuntu to see if I would get a different result and it says that it could not start the graphical user interface and to configure some x thing. When I try to do that it just freezes and i can't do anything
Stepping in on this thread. Anyone know why Ubuntu (not Kubuntu, but same difference for this matter) might go to command prompt at boot, but I can log in using su or sudo gdm? I've tried reinstalling and reconfiguring the xserver and reediting the command to use gdm as my primary desktop. I can get into it fine, just not automatically on boot. Any ideas? Should I try reinstalling Ubuntu desktop? Thanks.
If this was a repsonse to my post, it doesn't seem to tell me anything. I've been typing sudo gdm to get into my Gnome desktop. The question is why is Ubuntu booting to a prompt, but then going into gdm with no problem when I invoke gdm at the prompt. Why isn't it just going into gdm?
I should note that for some reason, gdm wasn't initially installed (this is a build of Dapper, and I guess that was a bug). But it installed fine using apt (synaptic).