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So, I installed debian Jessie on my computer. And it does not have any desktop. I have used numerous of different commands but it just say cannot be found. Thanks for the help. EDIT! One way to fix my problem is using linux mint USB stick I have. But it does not boot it. I have other computer to use if needed. And at start bios I only have 1. Debian at the list.

  • Just for information. I have linux mint iso USB. But debian does not run the installer. Which is main reason I try to Install X. – laguce Jun 8 '15 at 12:10
  • Still looking for answer. – laguce Jun 9 '15 at 13:25
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You've probably done a minimal installation of Debian, without X Window (what you call "desktop"). As the root user, type this at the shell prompt:

apt-get install gnome

This will install GNOME on your machine.

If you prefer to install KDE instead:

apt-get install kde-full

Just for your information, this will add several hundreds of Mb of software on your machine. This is in no way a problem unless your Linux box is pretty tight in specifications.

EDIT: It looks like your network repositories are not configured. Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list so it contain this:

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main
deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-updates main
deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-updates main

deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
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  • Type export LANG=en_US.UTF-8. This will change the language to English. Then run apt-get again and paste the output here. – dr_ Jun 8 '15 at 13:41
  • Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information...Done E: Unable to locate package gnome – laguce Jun 8 '15 at 14:08
  • What is the output of cat /etc/apt/sources.list? – dr_ Jun 8 '15 at 14:13
  • I tried to add comment but it failed. It basically says: http://'s failed to verify. A network was not selected during install. And that i should amend entries as appropriate for my mirror choice – laguce Jun 8 '15 at 14:42
  • I've edited the answer, please try it and let us know. – dr_ Jun 8 '15 at 14:50

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