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Old 02-02-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
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What is darkstar login?


I just installed Slackware Linux and the install was very smooth and easy. Now it is booting and requesting "darkstar login: " and a password. I set up a password but I don't know what is asking for to login. Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-02-2006, 08:43 PM   #2
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darkstar is the default name for your box. Login with the name root and the password. Then use adduser to add a user. Also go to www.slackware.com and click the "Book" link to get you started.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 08:44 PM   #3
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Linux waits for a login. A login is simply the name that you supply to Linux to identify yourself to the operating system. Linux keeps track of which names are permitted to log in or access the system, and only allows valid users to have access.

NOTE: If you supplied a name to your system when installing Linux, the system name is used at the prompt. In the login shown earlier, the system has been called darkstar. The system name enables you to identify your machine to others when using networks or modem connections. Don't worry if you didn't name your system yet, because you can change the system's name at any time.

http://docs.rinet.ru/Slackware-Linux/html/ch06.htm
 
Old 02-02-2006, 08:48 PM   #4
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if you haven't provided any password for root yet, just type "root" (without the "") and hit enter. When it asks for password just hit enter.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 06:30 PM   #5
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OK. I got past the login. Now I have a dark screen with root@darkstar:~#" and I don't have a clue what it is waiting for me to enter. Any suggestions.
This is on a Toshiba laptop with Slackware 10.2. Its an old laptop but the installation went fine.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 06:41 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alanpar
OK. I got past the login. Now I have a dark screen with root@darkstar:~#" and I don't have a clue what it is waiting for me to enter. Any suggestions.
This is on a Toshiba laptop with Slackware 10.2. Its an old laptop but the installation went fine.
That's funny. You installed slackware and you don't have a clue about what the command line is.
So, I guess you need a graphical interface. Sound configuration, etc.
Start from here:
http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/search3.html
 
Old 02-24-2006, 07:29 PM   #7
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The root@darkstar:~# is your superuser "root" @ you linux box "darkstar" You will want to look into some begginers linux tutorials on how to use the command line, that is, interacting with your computer and telling it what to do. Or you can add a GUI (like windows) so you can physically see what you are doing.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 07:44 PM   #8
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And make sure to add a non-root user with the command "adduser" and log in as them instead of root.

'startx' will load up a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
 
Old 02-24-2006, 09:10 PM   #9
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http://linuxcommand.org/
This will probably help a great startup tutorial for using the terminal (command line)
 
Old 02-24-2006, 10:27 PM   #10
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slack

As Poetic indicates, if you installed a GUI, which most distros do by default (including Slack), typing 'startx' (without quotes) in the command line should fire up a GUI.

As a newb you have chosen a great distro, but be aware that many system configuration tasks in Slack are more CL oriented whereas Suse, Mandriva, Kubuntu, etc. generally have a GUI tool to do many tasks.

It's a great way to learn linux tho'.

good luck
 
  


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