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Hello, after some advice I had gotten from another one of my threads I decided to go with Debian so I could customize as I wanted. Well I downloaded the netinstall image and went through the setup process, downloading and installing nothing but the bare minimum of the unstable version. So once finished I am greeted by the command line, no big deal I enter some commands to install the new gnome shell and the xdm login interface. I set it so that it automatically boots to that instead of the command line, but now when I log in I have nothing but;

System Tools
Brasero Disc Burner (Not sure how)
System Monitor
and a few other applications

However I can not access the command line or "Terminal" to install or uninstall anything, and I can't get back to the command line interface. I am not logged in as root and disabled that feature when I installed Debian.

I would love any help on this matter so that way I can have access to the command line in my GUI interface, if it is something I need to do at installation then I will redo it. But my main goal is to have nothing but bare essentials upon finishing my installation. Thank you all in advance!
Edited by DaemonTsukiyama - 2/23/12 at 11:44pm
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 
BUMP

Nothing huh? Well I guess I will just keep testing, totally up for advice though.
post #3 of 8
If you installed Gnome you should have Gnome-Terminal. If not just Alt+Ctrl+F2 to switch to TTY2 log into the command prompt and install the terminal of your choice then exit and Alt+Ctrl+F7 to go back to your first Gnome Session and it should be installed. If it's not in the list you can also try Alt+F2 to bring up Gnomes run prompt and try typing it in manually.
post #4 of 8
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Thank you for the information Shrak, I have now been able to fix the problem and all is running smoothly thank you.
post #5 of 8
reccomend installing software center or synaptic for tools. mainly because they do nice descriptions for the packages, so you can browse without really knowing names but what you want (general) from an application.
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reccomend installing software center or synaptic for tools. mainly because they do nice descriptions for the packages, so you can browse without really knowing names but what you want (general) from an application.

Yeah Upon installing the software center though, it will launch but it has no display, just a white box with the title and close button, can't seem to find an answer to this. Any advice?
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did you try synaptic too? or kpackagekit?
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did you try synaptic too? or kpackagekit?

Synaptic works fine, so far at least.
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