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    installed iso business debian now what?...


    okay so i did the net install iso business debian now what do i do when i get to the black screen ?

    i tried the su - passowrd

    kdm
    startx
    /etc/init.d/kdm
    start


    all no go.. how do i get it so itll run the graphical part of linux ? also how do i make it so itll give me the option to switch which os to boot from ?


    thanks.

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    Debian doesn't install a graphical interface by default, it's a bit hard to set up but don't worry. We will help you!

    Which desktop enviromment do you want to install?
    Put your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
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    Don't PM me with questions, instead post in the forums

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    thanks. wow that was really welcoming.. yea umm one that is cool looking. graphical wise. and i wanna be able to run windows apps on it maybe.. ? is
    that possible ? i thought debian could be graphical ?

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    umm is anyone even here ?

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    I all depends, which version of Debian did you install ?

    Check the output of :
    Code:
    cat /etc/issue
    If it is 3.1, then you can install a graphical environment like that :
    Code:
    apt-get install x-window-system-core kdm kde alsa-base
    Otherwise, for [4.0[/b], this command will do :
    Code:
    apt-get install xorg kdm kde alsa-base
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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