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Hi all, Ive just installed Gentoo, but when i start it up it takes to me to a black screen with writing on it and when it say login and ...
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    How do I access my GUI desktop


    Hi all,

    Ive just installed Gentoo, but when i start it up it takes to me to a black screen with writing on it and when it say login and i do, it just says my name an a hash, so it in shell. How do i just get to my desktop. Please Help!

    stlinux

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    Did you install Gentoo or are you using the LiveCD? Did you install the Desktop Environment? If you did, then try typing this command after you login:
    startx
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    I installed it from the live cd but i have taken that out, and what setting would i had to choose to install desktop environment

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    If you have already finished the install, then you need to use Portage/emerge to install a DE.
    Check these links for more info.
    Gentoo Linux Documentation -- The KDE Configuration HOWTO
    Gentoo Linux Documentation -- The GNOME Configuration HOWTO
    There are other DE's available for Gentoo but I only included the two most popular. (My Opinion)
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    Thanks a lot for all your help, startx works, im just glad i didnt have to install the DE through the Portage/emerge, looks rather complicated. Anyway thanks again

    stlinux

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    Quote Originally Posted by stlinux View Post
    Thanks a lot for all your help, startx works, im just glad i didnt have to install the DE through the Portage/emerge, looks rather complicated. Anyway thanks again

    stlinux
    It isn't really complicated, but it can take several days to get the whole DE compiled from source. I think it took me about 9 days to get my Gentoo machine working just right, of course I have a day job and didn't actually spend 9 days sitting at my Computer.
    Glad you got yours up and running, Good Luck!
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    Yeah, I don't install Gentoo very often because of the long installation times needed, but it always takes me the better part of a full weekend (not much sleep, either) to get the base system and the desktop environment installed, then tweaked.
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