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Old 12-04-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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Start up problems with Morphix


I'm extremely new to Linux and I've downloaded Morphix. Wether that was the right thing to do I dont know. Anyway, I have it on a CD, and I put it in and restart, everything seems fine until it takes me to a screen that reminds me of a BBC Basic computer. I thought Linux was something you could use a mouse with.
Sorry for my distict lack of knowledge, but I really am stuck. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

James
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:16 AM   #2
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Here are some screenshoots from Morphix
http://www.morphix.org/index.php?opt...mid=91&catid=1
With linux you can use either a command line interface (CLI) or graphicar user interface (GUI). In GUI you can do things
with the mouse (as well as write commands).
Your problem is probably a result that you havent installed any desktop environment. The two most popular are Gnome or KDE.
Or perhpaps it's installed but not enabled. Try to log in with your username and password and type: startx

Alternatively, install some other distribution of linux. For example, ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com/ It's very easy to install.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:25 AM   #3
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A bit more info...

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Originally Posted by sycamorex View Post
Here are some screenshoots from Morphix
http://www.morphix.org/index.php?opt...mid=91&catid=1
With linux you can use either a command line interface (CLI) or graphicar user interface (GUI). In GUI you can do things
with the mouse (as well as write commands).
Your problem is probably a result that you havent installed any desktop environment. The two most popular are Gnome or KDE.
Or perhpaps it's installed but not enabled. Try to log in with your username and password and type: startx

Alternatively, install some other distribution of linux. For example, ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com/ It's very easy to install.
This is what the CLI says:

/static /ash: cant access tty; job control turned off

morphix:

I dont think i even have a username or password...

Any more help would be so greatly apprieciated.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:35 AM   #4
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Morphix with all do respect to there community is not for the beginners. they are a serious Linux community distro that allows the freedom to build apon a good base system. this may lead you to not like Linux. may I sugest if you like a cool one to use. down load gos3 or pupplinux 4.1 run theses as a live disk and play with them if you like them install them. pclinux 2007 is one very nice one to with 3d desktops all these run in lived cd mode so you can get used to the linux enviroment they are slower until you install them. all the one I suggested have a nice desktop environment to login to. GUI.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:58 AM   #5
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Can anyone tell me what to type into the CLI to enable the GUI. I believe I have GNOME installed, so I think I just need the command prompt??

I want this version because I can custom build it for what is needed.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 10:19 AM   #6
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Please tell me if I'm wrong, but do I pretty need to design my own settings? If I do, I need to create a user profile, where my preferences will be saved?

Someone please tell me how to do this...
 
Old 12-04-2008, 01:52 PM   #7
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I've never used Morphix, but yeah, it seems that morphix might not be the best choice for beginners.
If you do want to set it up:
http://www.morphix.org/doc/how_tos/d...tml/index.html
http://www.morphix.org/wiki/index.php/MorphixHdFaq
 
Old 12-05-2008, 01:04 AM   #8
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login as root type gdm if you have gnome installed
 
  


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