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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: First Time Server attempt Reply with quote

As a noob I hope it's okay to ask what probably is a really dumb question. I just installed a Samba server on a machine I have and wondered if there is a way to start a GUI shell running to make it a bit easier to get it set up and administer it? I don't have any problems running from the command line but I just want to be able to find things and get things done more quickly.

Hmmmm thought I'd update the post. . . . stumbling through things and figured out to try to entering xinit in the terminal and no package. I then tried

sudo apt-get install xinit

Can't find the package and I copied it to a USB drive and can't figure out how to install it form there. So, I'll go back to reading throught the docs here on the website and figure it out if I can. . .
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Linux Tutorial.

The description is pretty vague. You haven't given us many details to go on. For example, what distribution are you using? You say "start a GUI shell running". Do you mean you want to start a command-line terminal sessions like a "dos box" in windows? The xinit program start the X-server, but that is probably not what you want. If you are trying to start the GUI (i.e. Gnome or KDE) these are activated by either the gdm or kdm program. However, normally the GUI is set up to run automatically when you install. The question is why the GUI didn't get installed. We really need some more details.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm a newbie too and I can tell you there is no such thing as a dumb question. NOT asking question is dumb Smile
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