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After installing Debian, I always boot to this, log in and have no idea what to do. I wanna find out how to get a desktop and boot to Gnome. ...
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    After installing Debian, I always boot to this, log in and have no idea what to do. I wanna find out how to get a desktop and boot to Gnome. I have Debian 6 Squeeze.

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    I boot to the GRUB launcher and start Debian and end up at the words

    Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 debian tty1
    debian login:

    Then I log in and then I don't know what to do.

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    Have you installed Gnome already, or are you asking how to install it and then login to it?
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    Well what I saw is that Squeeze comes with gnome 2 I think.
    When I put
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    su
    apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment
    it says it couldn't locate it

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    if you haven't done so already, be sure to run "apt-get update" to update your packages listing from the repos before running the command to install gnome.

    you can check the following wiki page for different gnome options to be installed:

    Gnome - Debian Wiki

    if apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment doesn't work, maybe try:

    apt-get install gnome

    if after installing gnome you don't install GDM or some other display manager, you'll have to start gnome with a file such as an .xinitrc file containing the exec gnome, which you will need to create yourself if squeeze doesn't provide one. At that point, you should be able to use the startx command to start gnome from the console.

    if you do install GDM or some other display manager, you'll login at the display manager screen after system boot.
    oz

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