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Old 08-30-2005, 06:33 PM   #1
Waynester
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Ubuntu install glitch


My first Linux install was smooth sailing,even got to rebooting an old Compaq computer, signing in, being congratulated and told I had new e-mail and then I confronted this prompt:

(mycomputername):~$

Haven't found what that refers to and can't get any further. Any ideas?
 
Old 08-30-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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That's the prompt for your shell. You are on the command line (which, by the way, you should learn to use; it's much more powerful than the graphical interfaces and saves a lot of time). Did you get a graphical interface at all? If you installed X, try doing "startx" on the command line.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response but still no graphics. It's still telling me "Command not found" but at least I've an idea of which ballpark I'm in -- some variation of "start__" I presume. Muchos gracias.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 07:23 PM   #4
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Does this help?

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-39726.html
 
Old 08-30-2005, 07:24 PM   #5
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What kind of install did you do? I know the Ubuntu server install excludes X. did you just hit enter at the boot screen or did you pass it any parameters?
 
Old 08-30-2005, 08:33 PM   #6
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Nothing fancy about the install, I just hit the hit enter, if that tells you anything.
And thanks aysiu I'll check out a few tutorials too...
 
  


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