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Old 07-22-2003, 03:47 PM   #1
Ghettozn
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Unhappy Major Problem!


I'm having trouble getting debian to work, i downloaded 3 discs the boot(us), disc 6 and disc 7. I installed the boot then pushed yes to everything like a newbie(i have no clue what i did) then it finnished. Now i have no gui and no dir. I logg in useing root i push dir nothing happens and i don't have gui. I think i didn't install some packages. I haven't used disc 6 or 7 yet:P. Can anybody help me? aim me at LaimbotL or msn Judgement111@hotmail.com any help would be nice .
 
Old 07-22-2003, 03:57 PM   #2
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well you really don't need disc 6 and 7 but thats not important right now...if you installed kde or gnome or whatever you chose, then you can type "startx" at the prompt to go to X-Windows...
and most likely why you aren't seeing anything when you type dir is because you start off in your home directory and there is typically nothing in this directory on a fresh install....
and just for a tip
ls is for linux
dir is for windows
they are the equivalents, but although you can use dir if you want it will still work, but i see it if you using linux you wanna learn linux or at least know what your doing etc, etc...so theres a little tip for ya to start off...if you go back to that directory and type:
ls -alc you'll probably see some results where as when you were typing dir you will see nothing...
if startx works then get back to us if it did or if it didn't post the errors, and if it did work then we'll lead you to the right direction on how to make X start upon bootup if thats what you want.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:07 PM   #3
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StartX doesn't work neither does Ls :[
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:17 PM   #4
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those commands should be all lowercase letters. No caps.

-dave
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:27 PM   #5
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yes i know can anybody message me thru aim and please help me thru this :[ LaimbotL = sn
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:29 PM   #6
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ok nvm i figured some stuff out all i need to know is how to get a gui running?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:33 PM   #7
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that leads to another tip:
linux commands are case sensitive...and just to give you the comparison this is not the case in windows:
in linux:
startx (p.s. this is the one you type )
Startx
sTartx
stArtx
staRtx
starTx
startX
are all different commands if they were all actually made to do something...in windows they are all the same command
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:38 PM   #8
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i don't think i have xfree89 installed
 
  


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