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ok, even when i login as a user there's nothing on my desktop except a clock. does this mean i'm in either gnome or kde? if i left click with my mouse, there's a list of applications and stuff, but there's not much there. how do i get more stuff?
ok thx, one more problem with the gui interface...when i boot my system,i get a gui list of users to login as, and i try to login as root, or the other user account i created, so i select the name, type in the password, click on "login", the screen goes black, then goes back to the login screen. why is this? i can get around it by choosing "failsafe" instead of "linux" which boots it into single user mode, from there i can use the telinit 3 command to go to the other mode and from there i can login as root or as my user. but this is extra steps that i think could be avoided if i knew how, so if anyone can shed some light on the matter, i would be grateful.