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Old 12-06-2003, 07:34 PM   #1
mattfritze
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Question switching from command line to gui


Im a complete linux newbie. i recently installed mandrake 9.2 on a virgin pc. I selected to install kde and gnome. It starts up and has 3 choices, linux. linux-fbe(?), and failsafe. All off them load into the command line-- How do I switch to a gui- like kde or gnome- to get out of the command line. Also, what is the correct command to turn off the computer cleanly. ( is it "halt") Thanks for the help.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 07:37 PM   #2
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you can start the gui with

startx

to start the gui at boot

http://www.starnetok.net/~jallen/faq...graphical.html

To shutdown from the command line
shutdown -h now
 
Old 12-06-2003, 07:37 PM   #3
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to start the gui - startx
to shutdown, as root - shutdown -h now

both gnome and kde will have shutdown/reboot/lock buttons.

also, once you're in the gui environment, try <ctrl><alt><F1..6>
F1..F6 are text consoles which will be helpful when your gui environ crashes for some reason. <ctrl><alt>F7> is back to your gui environ
 
Old 12-06-2003, 07:38 PM   #4
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d-oh! darthtux again ... lol
hello
 
Old 12-06-2003, 07:46 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by h/w
d-oh! darthtux again ... lol
hello
Hey h/w,

Seems like we're on the same wavelength

I'm spending my time on the forums waiting for XFCE to download
 
Old 12-06-2003, 07:50 PM   #6
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ahh yes, im on xfce4. best in my opinion
 
Old 12-06-2003, 07:50 PM   #7
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next thing ull say, ur in nyc too. heh
 
  


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