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Old 02-02-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
ddragas
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How to start application?


hi all

Untill now I've used win XP Pro and want to migrate to linux.
i have just instaled mandrakelinux 10.1. when linux is started booting sistem it asks me user and password. I write them and authorisation is sucesfull.

WHAT NEXT?

it stops at [ddragas@localhost ddragas]#

How to start application?
 
Old 02-02-2006, 03:41 PM   #2
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Mandrake might have put you directly to the command line. You should first create a normal user (even if you are the only user of the PC). But before that, try to start the graphical environment by typing the following command the the line you get.

Code:
startx
I've never used mandrake so may be someone else can give you exact steps.

Tux,
 
Old 02-02-2006, 03:49 PM   #3
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When you installed, were you offered the option of setting up a GUI login--anything on configuring Xwindows. Gnome, KDE, etc.?
Do you know if you in fact installed Gnome or KDE?

If in doubt, just reinstall and look for options to give you a GUI environment.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 04:04 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by tuxrules
Mandrake might have put you directly to the command line. You should first create a normal user (even if you are the only user of the PC). But before that, try to start the graphical environment by typing the following command the the line you get.

Code:
startx
I've never used mandrake so may be someone else can give you exact steps.

Tux,

I've tried startx but I get error
something like
no image found
look for help on wiki.X.org

Look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log

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Originally Posted by pixellany
When you installed, were you offered the option of setting up a GUI login--anything on configuring Xwindows. Gnome, KDE, etc.?
Do you know if you in fact installed Gnome or KDE?

If in doubt, just reinstall and look for options to give you a GUI environment.

What should I select?
Gnome, KDE, etc.

What is what?
I'm completely newbie. This is my first contact with linux

I'm planing to do php - mysql applications, and usual home multimedia

Please help needed.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 04:20 PM   #5
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KDE, GNOME are the most full featured and competing (yet completely free) desktop environments. They also tend to be a little heavier on old or low-power hardware. If you have a newer machine you would not have any problem. Pick anyone for now and start exploring. If you don't like the one you picked try another one. FYI, there are other graphical environments too...like XFCE, Fluxbox, Enlightenment, Blackbox, Openbox, FVWM, IceWM.

check out,
www.kde.org
www.gnome.org
 
Old 02-02-2006, 04:35 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ddragas

What should I select?
Gnome, KDE, etc.

What is what?
I'm completely newbie. This is my first contact with linux

.
Try one--if you dont like it try another. Your first priority should be simply learning your way around. ANY desktop will support that...
 
  


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