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    Debian menu bar not visible


    Hi friends,

    am new to this Linux world and a full time windows user. Now planning for a switch over and installed Debian into my PC as a parallel OS with windows.

    However, am facing the following problems after installing the os.
    1. The menu bar is not visible, nor the application bar. I use Gnome and have attached a screen shot of what I see when logged in.
    2. I am not able to play any movie files as it says that there are no drivers for that.
    3. I do not see anything through which I can see the applications installed.
    4. I am not able to access any drives of windows through this. It says access denied.
    5. How do I log in as a root user?

    I have used Puppy Linux before this and it was simplistic. Please help.

    Thanks in advance,
    Praveen
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    Hi and Welcome !

    Press Alt+F2 and type terminal. Terminal window will pop up.
    Execute this
    Code:
    gnome-panel
    Post exact error message here, if any.

    Post the output of this too :
    Code:
    df -h
    su -
    fdisk -l
    * Its small L in fdisk -l.

    root login is disable in Debian but you can gain root privileges through su - command.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Thanks a lot for your quick response 'devils casper'. I will try this and then let all know if any error occurs.

    Cheers,
    Praveen

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    Hey devils casper and all,

    I tried using Alt+F2. More expected, it did not do anything.
    Is there any better way to call the application where I can type these scripts?

    I know it might be easy, but am not able to find any.

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    Press Alt+Ctrl+Backspace. Does it restart X Server and drop you at Login Screen?

    Press Alt+Ctrl+F3. It will drop you at tty3, command line prompt.
    Execute this
    Code:
    su -
    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    exit
    exit
    Press Alt+Ctrl+F7.
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