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Old 07-23-2008, 10:41 PM   #1
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How to get a console in Limpus Linux installed in ASUS EeePC 901?

I bought an ASUS EeePC and Limpus Linux came installed in it. I ma not knowing how to get a console using it (ctrl + alt + F1, for instance). Even in the graphics interface I am not getting succeed to get a console. If I insert my mandriva flash to see if the ASUS EeePC 901 is compatible with Mandriva, it starts de file manager and don't start the Mandriva Flash. I verified that Bios is set to start removable devices. May you give me some help? Thanks in advance.
Old 07-24-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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I had a live-cd of it and ran it in VirtualBox just to see what it was.
It started with a really awkward interface - but there are ways to get a console.
Now I don't know if the interface you are seeing is the same as on my live cd - I just assume it:

One way is: there is a section about system management (forgot how it was called) - the rightmost of the menus IIRC - from there you could open a terminal.
Another is:
I quit the session - I logged out - when I got logged in again (the session restarted automatically) I was in a more familiar environment - looked like xfce desktop with all the usual menus - it is easier to find the terminal there.

I can't be more specific because I trew it away a few days ago - because it seemed so awkward to me and I'd never use it.

Old 07-25-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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How weird that you have an eeepc with linpus pre installed. Are you sure? Because I thought the eeePC's all came with Xandros linux (and linpus is installed on another mini note book, can't remember which though). In any case, try ctrl-alt-t as that is the combo that works on xandros.
Old 01-03-2009, 05:53 AM   #4
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Try this to get a Terminal. Hot hey sequence of Alt + F2 then type 'terminal' with out the quotes.
Old 04-16-2009, 06:45 PM   #5
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I use Limpus Linux on my eeePC too. Just use:


Then enter:



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