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Old 02-13-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
yalla
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Accidentally skipped desktop on install


Hi. I have used Knoppix a little bit. I decided to wade right in and install Debian, which went fine, but when it came to installing the desktop and other things I accidentally hit return without checking any of those items, so I have Debian, but dont know what to do with it. I've explored some of the commands etc, but would really like to get a GUI going on. Would anyone like to offer a little guidance?

Thank you so much!
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:16 PM   #2
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If you haven't set your APT sources yet, you need to type "su" and give the system administrator's (also known as the root user) password and then type "apt-setup".

Once APT sources have been configured, you can type (still as the root user) "tasksel". That should take you to the menu you missed in your first attempt.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:17 PM   #3
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Read up on Apt:
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by yalla
Hi. I have used Knoppix a little bit. I decided to wade right in and install Debian, which went fine, but when it came to installing the desktop and other things I accidentally hit return without checking any of those items, so I have Debian, but dont know what to do with it. I've explored some of the commands etc, but would really like to get a GUI going on. Would anyone like to offer a little guidance?

Thank you so much!
The best way to do it IMHO, if you want KDE then apt-get install x-window-system kde kdm if Gnome then gnome gdm for the last two in the line.

Edit: I should mention as well do yourself a favour have the vertical and horizontal refresh rates handy for when X gets setup choose the advanced option then put them in when asked. X in Debian always sets the rates too low on install with the auto-detection.

Last edited by HappyTux; 02-13-2006 at 04:43 PM.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 08:56 AM   #5
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You could also just type base-config and it will take you back through the configuration stuff and it will ask you again what packages you want to install.

at least i think.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 09:04 AM   #6
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base config

you need to run the base config utility and if you have any doubt check this guide for reference

Base config guide
 
  


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