Keith wrote:> On Sat, 12 Jul 2003 09:53:37 -0600, Clif Gallagher wrote:
>>>>I have just installed debian for the first time. When it loads it loads
>>only to a command line, Is this normal? if not how do I get to a kde
>>desktop. I've been searching the manual for hours and just don't have a
>>good understanding of how Linux works. but determined to get rid of
>>windows! Thanks Mark
> If you installed the X server and software then
> should start up X.
> To be honest Red Hat or Mandrake is best for newbies and a lot easier to
As I understand Marks post, he just has a basic Debian (woody?)
installation. And iirc he is right, there is no easy to follow howto or
something how to come from there to a working X Environment - at least
to one that is not ridiculously outdated.
So what he needs to know is how to install applications.
Mark, if these are your first steps in Linux I must admit that my
predecessor is right, you should first install one of those
Distributions mentioned above, maybe SuSE is not to bad either, at least
my father is happy with it.
There you can slowly dive into the dependencies and configurations of
Linux applications. You will have a hard live if you try to do this with
Debian unless you have a really good friend who is patient, able and
willing to answer all your questions.