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    I can't find a way to start debian logon screen.

    I just get stuck at this.
    Debian-2012-04-17-18-17-18.jpg

    Should I reinstall the os?
    (I just installed it so I don't care.) (yes, I'm new to linux)

    When I type exit, I get the same thing asking for the user and password.

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    That looks like you have logged in as user rain. If you mean starting the GUI, then run startx after logging in. It will either work or spit out some error messages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RainbowTables View Post
    I can't find a way to start debian logon screen.

    I just get stuck at this.
    Debian-2012-04-17-18-17-18.jpg

    Should I reinstall the os?
    (I just installed it so I don't care.) (yes, I'm new to linux)

    When I type exit, I get the same thing asking for the user and password.
    I don't think there is any need to reinstall. It just appears that the system is not running a graphical login manager by default. Run "startx" as suggested above. If that works, then you need to enable graphical login using the update-rc.d tool e.g. as root
    Code:
    update-rc.d -f gdm defaults

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