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Old 08-01-2004, 03:30 AM   #1
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Noob, 3.0r2 First timer, stuck after login and PW

Dear listeners,

I've just installed a magazine release of Debian 3.0r2 (at least I think I have) on a spare hard drive.
It wasn't plain sailing for this noob, but I got there.....however.
After it asks for my user name and password it has a line of text with~$ at the end and wants something typed in.
During the install I did select KDE.
Can someone enlighten me as to what to type (apart from logout).

Old 08-01-2004, 03:47 AM   #2
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Try startx

But you might have to configure X first... xf86cfg (I believe)
Old 08-01-2004, 05:31 AM   #3
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Setting up network connection and upgrading the system would be my first post-installation activities.

If you want to start kde, you quite likely need to configure X first: In the command line type "su" (without quotes) to become the root user. Then run "dpkg-reconfigure -plow xserver-xfree86" command and answer all the questions. Then type "exit" to become a normal user again, and start kde with "startkde" command.

You might want to read Debian Reference, which is a post-installation guide that will help you to get started with your Debian system.


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