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Old 11-24-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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What to type in command line durring the first boot?


After installation is done with no errors it reboots the system. It asks me for login, password and then it shows command prompt:

"root@username:~#"

What shal I type there?
It seems to be common to all linux systems, as I have experienced same problem with debian and now with slackwere distribution.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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After installation is done with no errors it reboots the system. It asks me for login, password and then it shows command prompt:

"root@username:~#"

What shal I type there?
It seems to be common to all linux systems, as I have experienced same problem with debian and now with slackwere distribution.
No, not common at all, unless you haven't set up X, or don't use a GUI. Mandriva, Fedora, RedHat, SuSE, and Debian all come up to X when they're booted, if they're set up that way.

Did you complete the installation? Set up X windows? What was the default run level you selected? If you set it to be level 3, that's text-only console....level 5 is GUI.

And you ask "What shall I type there?"...what are you trying to do?
 
Old 11-24-2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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Obviously you have a system that is not configured to run a graphical login by default. This is not a problem, it's not even wrong - it's just your current setting.

If you want a graphical user interface (assuming that X-windows is installed), then run:
# startx

this will either launch the graphical user interface or at least give some error messages telling you why it doesn't work.

For a general intro to Linux/UNIX and their tools go to tldp.org for manuals and howto's.

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Old 11-24-2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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Slackware, by default, does not boot into a GUI -- you have found yourself on the command prompt, and that's hardly a "problem" or error! The first thing you will want to do is create a new (non-root) user via the 'useradd' command. Then, log out from root and back in as that user. Then use the 'startx' command to start the GUI that you chose during installation (most likely KDE).

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:34 PM   #5
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Well if you just installed slackware, then my standard procedure is:

Code:
xorgsetup
alsaconf
alsactl store
adduser
exit
# login as new user that you made using adduser above
startx
 
Old 11-24-2008, 02:51 PM   #6
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Question What are you trying to do?

cimek,

Perhaps if you could tell us more about what you are trying to do, we would be better able to assist you. Are you trying to get to a GUI (a graphical user interface using a window manager etc) or are you trying to set up a service? What is this computer being used for, a workstation or a server?

~Art
 
Old 11-25-2008, 04:10 AM   #7
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"startx" is the key-word.
After I typed it GUI starts and I can enjoy all features now.
I knew it's simply if you are familiar with linux.
Thanx everybody for help.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 07:17 AM   #8
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Don't forget the advice to add a regular user:
Code:
adduser
 
  


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