Originally posted by laurentbon
First, login typing 'root' at the prompt and the password you set during installation.
Then, if the install went smoothly, type 'startx' at the prompt and it should start the window manager you selected as default when you installed.
This is just the beginning, welcome to Slack, mate!
First of all, lets not tell him to login as root then startx..
Once logged in as root, you will need to configure X first before using it by typing xf86config
and now then you will want to create a new user with the adduser
command. Then logout as root and in as your new user, then type startx to start X and use the GUI.
Edit your /etc/inittab file to runlevel 4 instead of 3 if you want to start in the GUI each time at bootup.