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#1 jarves

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 12:55 PM

how do you start the graphical interface for debian?
when i start debian it is in console mode.

#2 iamroot

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 05:24 AM

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startx

to start the X server. To make Debian boot into X by default, edit

/etc/inittab

and change init 3 to init 5

#3 jarves

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 04:06 PM

i alredy did dat but its not working. im runnning debian using colinux.

#4 adil

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 08:57 PM

With colinux, it is a bit more complicated to run a gui with debian. Per default, it isn't installed. So, you have to first install kde and some other packages. A guide to this installation can be found her http://wiki.colinux....bin/coLinuxASAP.

Note, that it is especally important not to reboot Debian after the installation. First, you have to override the default display manager with this command:
echo "null" > /etc/X11/default-display-manager

Perhaps it would also be a good idea to make a backup of the debian-image-file before the installation of kde.






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