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Old 09-13-2006, 10:46 AM   #1
ilovelagar
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Yellow Dog Linux 4.1


Hi, I have just installed YellowDog 4.1 on an iBook 500MHz G3. When I turn the iBook on, everything goes well and it loads up to a point where it says "Welcome to Yellow Dog Linux" (white text on black background), and also has a "localhost login" prompt. So I enter my login/password, and then it prompts me with the following

[root@localhost ~]#

Ok, so now what?! I thought that after I installed YDL, it would take me through to a GUI/desktop. I've installed other distros, namely SuSE & Gentoo on a PC before, but they always went to a desktop after installation.

What do I do?!

Thanks,

- I Love Lagar -
 
Old 09-13-2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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try giving the startx command. (#startx <enter>)
 
Old 09-13-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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Didn't work ...

Didn't work ... nothing happened ... I was given this response:

-bash: startx: command not found
 
Old 09-16-2006, 07:01 AM   #4
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You will need to install X (and whatever desktop environment/window manager you want to use), if it's not installed. Also, you should create a regular user account for day-to-day use, rather than using root all the time.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 01:50 PM   #5
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Ok got it ...

Ok I got it to work ... I just reinstalled YDL & it loads up KDE just fine
Only problem now is that I can't get it to connect to the internet! I'm using Bell Sympatico ... KPPP doesn't have Canada listed so I don't know how else I can get it to work. Any suggestions?!

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