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Old 12-01-2007, 11:18 PM   #1
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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
Old 12-01-2007, 11:20 PM   #2
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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!?!?!
Old 12-02-2007, 01:56 AM   #3
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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
Old 12-02-2007, 05:10 AM   #4
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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
Old 12-03-2007, 07:03 AM   #5
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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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