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Old 02-05-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
burgerboy1
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startx command not found Debian 3.1


I am a tru NEWBIE. I loaded sarge and I cannot run a GUI interface. I ran aptitude to load gnome and X11. It seemed to work ok, but startx says "command not found." whereis startx finds nothing. I am totally lost - I have been reviewing posts, but I haven't found a solution yet...
 
Old 02-05-2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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May I suggest that you start over and install Etch instead? Sarge is getting pretty old and etch is so much nicer.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 07:41 AM   #3
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Will etch load over sarge with no issues? Anything special I need to do?

I think a lot of us NEWBIES are scared off by "testing" as opposed to "stable" sarge.

I'm downloading etch now.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 02:23 PM   #4
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"Will etch load over sarge with no issues? Anything special I need to do? "

Sure will. Just use the option to replace the existing filesystem, or whatever the wording is. You don't have anything you want to keep, do you? I was pretty intimidated by the "testing" thing, too, but it really does work fine. By the way, it's better to just use the netinstall or the businesscard install unless you have a connection issue during installation. You get the latest files in the first go.
 
  


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