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linuxuser1 28th October 2005 02:43

Debian 5.10
 
I have just installed Debian 5.10 follwing faldo's perfect set up. I have logged in but all I get is the DOS interface. How do I go into graphic/windows interface. I am complete newbie in this linux stuff. I have tried out suse and Fedora but this looks different.

Thanks.

falko 28th October 2005 09:44

I guess you mean Ubuntu 5.10? If you've followed the tutorial, then there's no graphical interface because it describes a server installation, not a desktop installation.

linuxuser1 28th October 2005 15:27

Debian 5.10
 
Thanks for your reply.

Yes I followed the perfect setup tutorial and it's a server installation for Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger and Debian 3.1.
How can I now use this through the GUI since I have no experience of using the DOS interface or is it not doable as compared to suse or fedora?

Thanks as always.

falko 28th October 2005 15:38

Do you want to use your system as a server or also as a desktop system? I mean do you need the desktop to control your server, or to write emails and office documents and so on?

linuxuser1 28th October 2005 16:20

Thanks again for your prompt reply. Ideally I will use the machine as a Server but since I do not have the experience of the linux commands at least until am proficient, I will like to use the GUI /desktop to control/manage the Server.

Thanks.

till 28th October 2005 16:41

Yes, and thats why there is ISPConfig isnstalled. You can manage all functions nescessary for webhosting through the webbased ISPCOnfig controlpanel.

linuxuser1 28th October 2005 17:01

Thanks as always,

The tutorial said I should Edit /etc/network/interfaces and others. How should call this from the DOS interface.

Thanks.

falko 28th October 2005 17:19

You can use the command line editor vi. Have a look here:

http://www.howtoforge.com/faq/11_15_en.html

linuxuser1 28th October 2005 23:18

I am still lost as to how to modify my network card file to look like this

# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.11.100
netmask 255.255.255.0
network 192.168.11.0
broadcast 192.168.11.255
gateway 192.168.11.1

auto eth0:0
iface eth0:0 inet static
address 192.168.11.101
netmask 255.255.255.0
network 192.168.11.0
broadcast 192.168.11.255
gateway 192.168.11.1


Thanks.

falko 29th October 2005 19:08

If you're not comfortable working with vi, you can copy the file to your Windows desktop using WinSCP ( http://winscp.net/eng/index.php ) and edit it there. But make sure that you save the file with Unix linebreaks, not Windows linebreaks! :eek:
Afterwards you can transfer the file back to your Linux system and restart the network.


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