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sherrife 12-01-2007 11:18 PM

Booting into console... where is the KDE?
Hi guys,

Extreme newbie here! I've just installed Kubuntu 7.10 using the alternate method (I don't have a functioning cdrom or network on this computer!) and have finally got it successfully working.

Grub loads perfectly when i turn on the PC, and yet it ends with me sitting in the console screen having no idea what to do.

Do i need to mount the install cd again and install xinit and stuff like that?

Cheers, Omar

sherrife 12-01-2007 11:20 PM

Okay, it's not letting me mount due to me being logged in as a user, not as the root (i'm assuming that's the admin)...

How do i switch users? or..

Can i enter a GUI already!?!?!

m3lkor001 12-02-2007 01:56 AM

pretty new myself but

first type


should bring up some questions about video card etc. (yes to writing, can use the default for most)

then after that type


that should be it, (i think)

and to switch to root

it's just


then enter your password

su is switch user , but default without arguments is root

Dinithion 12-02-2007 05:10 AM

In *ubuntu you have to use sudo to become root. That is the default way. As root doesn't have a password by default, 'su' wont work.

So to reconfigure your screen you run this from the console:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

sherrife 12-03-2007 07:03 AM

Thanks guys, I've got it all going now.

The solution was to run "sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop" Pretty simple :)

Thanks for the video card config command though, had to do that later as well.

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