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Old 04-13-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy No GUI after Debian-xfce install


Hello,

Ive installed Debian using the special XFCE/LXDE install CD from here

However, after the first boot-up, there is no GUI. Instead, Im asked for my username and password - see the screenshot

How can I enter the GUI (in this case xfce)?
 
Old 04-13-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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login as root and type startx
you can install gdm
 
Old 04-13-2009, 02:16 PM   #3
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login as root and type startx
you can install gdm
Done that, however, still no GUI - I get an error message - see the screenshot
 
Old 04-13-2009, 02:26 PM   #4
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Did you installed all packages?
like xserver, xorg....

if your connection works:


Code:
apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg gdm
 
Old 04-13-2009, 02:45 PM   #5
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Did you installed all packages?
like xserver, xorg....

if your connection works:


Code:
apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg gdm
I pressumed that the packages (xserver, xorg etc) were installed with the xfce instal CD. It look this was not the case.

So I typed
Code:
apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg gdm
[/QUOTE] and got the following error message.

Then, when I typed
Code:
apt-get update
I got the following error message

It looks I cant retrive the packages for some reason, however my connection seems to be working: check the
ifconfig -a output and cat /etc/resolve.conf and route -n outputs.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 02:54 PM   #6
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it is
/etc/resolv.conf

make sure it contains the DNS fom your provider


Can you
ping 212.100.160.51
ping www.google.com
 
Old 04-13-2009, 03:15 PM   #7
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How about lspci so we can see what network interface you have..
and ifconfig -a

Your issue, in this install and the previous install both appear to be network related.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 03:15 PM   #8
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it is
/etc/resolv.conf

make sure it contains the DNS fom your provider


Can you
ping 212.100.160.51
ping www.google.com

ping www.google.com output is here
ping 212.100.160.51 output is here

How can I tell the DNS is my providers?
 
Old 04-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #9
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so the connection is OK
can you retype
Code:
apt-get update
 
Old 04-13-2009, 03:28 PM   #10
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so the connection is OK
can you retype
Code:
apt-get update
Done that.

Please see the screenshots below.

First it displays this screen for a few seconds. Then, it displays this screen.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 03:38 PM   #11
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try
put the cd in the drive
Code:
apt-cdrom add
to add the cdrom to the sources list
Code:
then apt-get update
Code:
apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg gdm
 
Old 04-13-2009, 04:16 PM   #12
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try
put the cd in the drive
Code:
apt-cdrom add
to add the cdrom to the sources list
Code:
then apt-get update
Code:
apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg gdm
Done that, however nothing has changed - I still get the same error messages and cannot apt-get update successfully.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #13
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does
apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg gdm
gives any errors ?
 
Old 04-13-2009, 04:35 PM   #14
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does
apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg gdm
gives any errors ?
First, I get this screen, after a few seconds I get this screen.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 04:39 PM   #15
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edit /etc/apt/sources.list
and comment out everything except the cd
is the cd in the drive ?
and try again.
 
  


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