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Old 12-10-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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Post Starting KDE on Ubuntu

I know this is kinda silly but still Google just won't help me this time!
So I have Ubuntu RC 6.06 server without GUI and I used:

apt-get install kde
The install finished ok but now I can't start KDE, and that's 'couse I don't know how. An interesting detail is that when i do 'slocate' on kde I only get:

Old 12-10-2006, 09:18 AM   #2
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Sometimes apt-get doesn't install req'd dependencies for KDE, such as X server. Try to see if 'startx' executable exists.

which startx
slocate uses its database to search for files. If you haven't updated slocate's database AFTER you installed KDE, probably it'll show just the files you saw. Try running

and then again

slocate kde
Old 12-10-2006, 09:20 AM   #3
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Before slocate, did you do an updatedb to refresh the search database?

Not trying to be too obvious, but did you get an error when you issued startx or did you get into another DE/WM?


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