Lots of wasted time today trying to get into X in Debian Wheezy- only to find out there’s a bug with the installer which ignores the fact that I have ticked the "desktop" option. Doh!

Adding the wheezy repository:

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free

To:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Updating:

apt-get update

Then installing task-gnome-desktop:

apt-get install task-gnome-desktop

Fixes this!

As I am running in VirtualBox I then had to install virtualbox-guest-additions, but before doing so we need to know which headers to download:

uname –r

We can then install the virtualbox-guest-additions dependencies (the 3.2.0-2-amd64 is the output from the uname command above):

apt-get install make gcc linux-headers-3.2.0-2-amd64

Now you can mount the guest additions installation disk (devices, install guest additions) then:

mount –t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Now run /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run and reboot :)

Getting gambas3 installed was a piece of cake- I chose to use the synaptic package manager and didn’t need to do anything special. I checked out DomotiGa and DomitiGaServer3 compiled/executed first time:

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