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Old 09-17-2005, 03:34 PM   #1
Computerguy2
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Problem logging into Mandrake 10.1


I booted up into Mandrake 10.1 where it asks for the localhost login: and the password for the localhost login: I typed in root and for the password I typed in my root password and then I hit enter and this is what it said

last Login: Sat Sep17 13:54:26 ontty1

[root@localhost root]#

I am not sure what to type in here to be able to get into mandrake 10.1
 
Old 09-17-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
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You probably don't want to log on as root. During installation, Mandrake should have prompted you to add a user, and that is who you want to log on. In any case, after logging on, the next command is normally:
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startx
If you did not add another user during installation, you will want to use "system > configuration > configure your computer" from the start menu to add yourself as a regular user now. You can also set it to log you (not root) on automatically and start the desktop when it boots. Running as root when not necessary is not a good idea.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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If I choose in the installation of mandrake 10.1 to log me on automatically then will I not have to go through the localhost login: and password
 
Old 09-17-2005, 05:39 PM   #4
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If I choose in the installation of mandrake 10.1 to log me on automatically then will I not have to go through the localhost login: and password
Yes, the boot process will log you on and start X and the default desktop (usually KDE unless you changed something). It's a lot like starting Windows, only not as dangerous.
 
  


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