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Old 02-24-2017, 06:07 PM   #1
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I am trying to install Debian on a computer and everything went well until I was told to reboot the computer.

I did so and was asked to enter login information: user name and password, which I did.

Here's the problem. After entering the info I get last login time, etc; some warranty info, then this: "myname"@debian:~$ _

The underline is a blinking cursor. So what do I do now. Thanks.
 
Old 02-24-2017, 06:18 PM   #2
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I take it you wanted a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and instead ended out with a CLI (Command Line Interface)?

Does that sound right to what your issue is? Just to clarify.
 
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:27 PM   #3
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Congratulations! You have successfully installed Debian. The screen you are seeing is perfectly normal.

If you are looking for some "what next?" type of projects, here is a good place to start: https://www.debian.org/releases/stab...4/ch08.html.en
 
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:54 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ, and 'real' Unix I'm guessing you DEselected 'Desktop' during the install!

ENJOY (as I do) exploring the CommandLine (at least a few minutes, before you go off to Xwin forever )
pwd;ls;df;id;top (q to exit) and a zillion more 'Unix commands'! (Yea DOS)

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6.3.5.2. Selecting and Installing Software

During the installation process, you are given the opportunity to select additional software to install. Rather than picking individual software packages from the 61019 available packages, this stage of the installation process focuses on selecting and installing predefined collections of software to quickly set up your computer to perform various tasks.

So, you have the ability to choose tasks first, and then add on more individual packages later. These tasks loosely represent a number of different jobs or things you want to do with your computer, such as “Desktop environment”,... Some tasks may be pre-selected based on the characteristics of the computer you are installing. If you disagree with these selections you can DEselect them. You can even opt to install no tasks at all at this point.

In the standard user interface of the installer, you can use the space bar to toggle selection of a task.

The “Desktop environment” task will install a graphical desktop environment. [GUI]

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Old 02-24-2017, 08:04 PM   #5
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I'm kind of with r3sistance on this. The OP may have wanted to install a window manager and not it is not starting. Doesn't Debian automatically have a window manager by default? Is there a command line only install iso out there?

If r3sistance then the OP will have to look to why the window manager didn't start I'd think. If the install was command line then the other posts are correct.
 
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:13 AM   #6
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You can try this command to start the graphical user interface (GUI) if it is installed:

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startx
 
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:26 PM   #7
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I take it you wanted a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and instead ended out with a CLI (Command Line Interface)?

Does that sound right to what your issue is? Just to clarify.
Thanks guys for the responses. Yes r3sistance, I did. Reinstalled watching what choice I made and selected the GUI and all is well.

This is what happens when you get in a hurry and don't watch what you are doing.
 
  


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