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Old 11-29-2009, 07:27 AM   #136
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Well that's positive no?

Try again but now using:
Code:
startkde
at the console after login. Also to avoid some stuff (root being unable to login to GUI like on some distros) run the startkde command as your user. If startkde doesn't work, then try startx when logged in as your user.

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Old 11-29-2009, 07:48 AM   #137
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Hmm....

startkde resulted:
"Cannot display"
then, in very rapid repetition:
"kpersonalizer: cannot connect to X server"


startx resulted:
"fatal server error.
No valid [something, bad handwriting]path could be found.
Waiting for X server to begin accepting connections.
Giving up.
xinit: connection reset by peer (errno 104): unable to connect to X server
xinit: no such process (errno 3): server error
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:00 AM   #138
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can you guys clue me in?

do you have kdm/gdm?

what did you do a debian minimal install or what?
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:01 AM   #139
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Debian KDE CD 1
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:03 AM   #140
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ah
an install cd?
only one cd holds kde?
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:05 AM   #141
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Ok, next step towards a working GUI.

Login as your user and check if you have a .xinitrc file in your home directory.

To do this after login you should be in your home directory automatically. So just type:
Code:
ls -al
In the list there should be a file .xinitrc (starts with point).

If it exists then check the contents of the file:
Code:
cat .xinitrc
There should be a line like this in it
Code:
exec /usr/bin/startkde
If that line is not in there, then open the file with an editor and type it in.

If the file .xinitrc does not exist then create it:
Code:
touch .xinitrc
and put the line as stated above in it.

You could also try to start the X environment and KDE like this:
Code:
startx /usr/bin/startkde
Hope this works out.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:07 AM   #142
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Debian KDE CD 1
The NETINST is so much easier in my opinion, at the final step it asks you if you want to install a desktop environment and/or other stuff and does it automatically.
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:19 AM   #143
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If that line is not in there, then open the file with an editor and type it in.
How do I do that?


Quote:
The NETINST is so much easier in my opinion
Holy minkro$oft, now you tell me..!
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:26 AM   #144
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How do I open the file?
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:28 AM   #145
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You can use for example:
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nano .xinitrc
put in the line of code and then CTRL-X to exit the editor. When prompted to save the document type yes or y.

Didn't I mention the netinst in one of the almost 150 posts?
Not sure, maybe not, if not then sorry, but hey you're learning a lot.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:33 AM   #146
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LOL

I was wonderin
why you didn't just do a net-install
its good
your leraning this way
the Dreaded Command Line!
 
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:38 AM   #147
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Yeah, old school stuff, great!!!!!!
 
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:57 AM   #148
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I created .xinitrc, added the line.
Then I attempted the startkde commend. Nothing.
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:59 AM   #149
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And startx didn't do anything neither? Did you get any error?
 
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:01 AM   #150
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I don't mind building a whole OS by hand, file by file, but I don't want to be any more of a nightmare to you guys. I love to learn this, but it's not like you are my paid instructors. Eric, you have sat with me here for, well, days, if you add up the hours!
 
  


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