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I installed MEPIS today (debian based) and now I don't have the graphical interface anymore, when I boot on MEPIS, I get the command based login where; it asks for name and password... How do I start the graphical interface again?

Eagerly awaiting help to continue using linux.
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post #2 of 9
once you have logged in, type startx or maybe start x

and then go to boot settings and change it to init4 i believe
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post #3 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by stanrc View Post
once you have logged in, type startx or maybe start x

and then go to boot settings and change it to init4 i believe
you want init 5.
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ok, that gives me an error, which I decode to my graphics driver...

I downloaded the newest ATI driver on my desktop and now I would like to install it... the file is:

ati-driver-installer-83.8-x86.x86_64.run

how do I use/execute/install this?
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post #5 of 9
sudo chmod +x ati-driver-installer-83.8-x86.x86_64.run
sudo sh ati-driver-installer-83.8-x86.x86_64.run

then:
startx
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Why didn't you use Unbuntu or something?
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post #7 of 9
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Cool!! thanks a lot... +rep hobo

oh, and I chose MEPIS cause ubunto would have been too easy
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post #8 of 9
I though mepis was ubuntu based
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
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Cool!! thanks a lot... +rep hobo

oh, and I chose MEPIS cause ubunto would have been too easy
For future reference, when your typing something long like that press <tab> to auto complete it. Saves typing.

example:

sudo chmod +x ati<press TAB>
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