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Old 01-18-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
ubuntuuser
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Exclamation I'm just a stupid noob


Hi guys,
I just downloaded ubuntu linux 5.10. I'm trying to get away from window$. I installed it but when I restarted, it came up with something similar to a command prompt. it told me to enter in my user name, I did, but then it just came up with something like a command prompt. I'm not like a big computer programmer but I do have a little computer knowledge. What do I enter in to get to the login screen?
Thanks for the help!
 
Old 01-18-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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i bet u just need to enter into the command prompt the command to bring up the gui version of it, u must have told it to load up the command prompt version, i dunno the command, u may beable to google around.
 
Old 01-18-2006, 04:59 PM   #3
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You actually just logged in. Now if you want to see a graphical system, type startx. From inside there, you should be able to find settings in a control panel to always boot to a graphical login. If not, come back here and we'll see if we can figure out what went wrong. I haven't installed Ubuntu, but I thought by default it was supposed to boot graphical (if not, they hosed up since they're supposed to be friendly).
 
Old 01-18-2006, 05:03 PM   #4
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Thanks A Lot!!!
 
Old 01-18-2006, 05:18 PM   #5
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Were you able to find the control center setting that will allow a graphical login? I think the login screen for ubuntu is called gdm.
 
Old 01-18-2006, 06:19 PM   #6
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No, but I got it up and running fine. It looks great so far! Thanks for the help!
 
Old 01-18-2006, 07:04 PM   #7
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At the commandline, try typing sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get install gdm.

If that fails because gdm is already installed, try sudo apt-get --reinstall gdm. This will install (or reinstall) the graphical login manager and should start the next time you reboot.

Have fun and checkout the http://ubuntuguide.org/. But be aware that some of the things there you have to modify a bit to get it to work on version 5.10.

Have fun!
 
Old 01-19-2006, 08:52 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ubuntuuser
No, but I got it up and running fine. It looks great so far! Thanks for the help!
You are not living up to the title of your original post... You are a WAY above average noob, as evidenced by a minimum of three things:
Actually responding to the responses and thanking people
Getting it working after receiveing a few hints
Being able to write an English sentence

For another good resource, look at Ubuntuforums (dot something)
 
Old 01-19-2006, 10:36 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pixellany
You are not living up to the title of your original post... You are a WAY above average noob, as evidenced by a minimum of three things:
Actually responding to the responses and thanking people
Getting it working after receiveing a few hints
Being able to write an English sentence
Nice one, I just had to
 
  


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