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Old 01-01-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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Getting a GUI to work

Hey guys,

A while back I installed the newest stable verison of debian on my computer, and it worked pretty well. The only problem was that I couldn't get into anything that was gui-ish it was only command prompt. I am sure I put KDE and Gnome or one of them on the computer. But it still wouldn't go anywhere.

What are the commands I need to get a GUI?

Thanks for any help!!
Old 01-01-2005, 11:53 AM   #2
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if you have installed Gnome or KDE as you said, then try running startx to launch X
Old 01-01-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try it out soon as I can
Old 01-02-2005, 12:31 PM   #4
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even though you have installed KDE and Gnome, are you sure you installed the x windowing system? My first time installing Debian, I just installed the desktop environment I was looking for at the time and forgot to install X.

If you havent' installed X, type apt-get install x-window-system and that should do the trick for you. After you've done that and configured everything you should be able to load your environment of choice.

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