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Old 12-26-2003, 10:05 AM   #1
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Complete newb please help


Hey i am a hardcore windows user but i have 6 machines in my house and i really want to learn linux i downloaded mandrake 9.2 and am in the prossess of installing it on one of my machines the only problem is i have no idea what i am doing i don't know commands or anything is there some site or anything out there that will give me a good well rounded start on using linux?
i am sure i will be coming here for questions when i actually learn the thing somewhat



thanks a ton
 
Old 12-26-2003, 10:20 AM   #2
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mandrake has good point and click tools, so you probablly won't need the command line at first, just click stuff and see what it does. here's alot of the most used commands http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/ probably the best book (IMHO) is 'running linux' http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runux4/
 
Old 12-26-2003, 03:08 PM   #3
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thanks but i am guess i am looking more for a linux for dummies ebook or something on that kinda level
 
Old 12-26-2003, 03:32 PM   #4
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here's another link to check out.

http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/lnag_commands.html

good luck.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 06:42 PM   #5
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These sites will help in your quest for information. If you have a specific question, come back here and do a search first. You might find the answer quicker with a search. If you can't find the answer, then ask away, and someone should be able to help. In my sig below, there are some sites to help you learn about linux commands.

http://www.distrowatch.com/table.php...ution=mandrake
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-us/
http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/
http://www.zebulon.org.uk/
http://www.desktopmandrake.cjb.net/articles.htm
http://www.google.com/linux
 
Old 12-26-2003, 11:40 PM   #6
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I am new to Linux too, I found a lot of good info at this site.
http://linuxbeginner.org/
There is a "Newbie Top Ten Commands" article that is both amusing and informative that might help get you started.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 10:37 AM   #7
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thanks everybody i will check all those links out and see what i can't find
 
Old 12-28-2003, 02:45 PM   #8
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ok now it got to citrus@localhost citrus]$
how do i get into xwindows or whatever
i tried startx & or something like that
gives me lots of errors

startkde doesn't work wither

what do i do
 
Old 12-28-2003, 05:08 PM   #9
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post the errors that you recieve when you type startx at the command line.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 01:50 PM   #10
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i figured it out
i kept downloading currpted mandrake cds
finally one of my friends with 9.1 let me borrow them and i installed it and it works now when i type startx how or what do i do to make it boot up automatically?
 
Old 12-29-2003, 03:38 PM   #11
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edit /etc/inittab

change id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault:

there may be a gui tool for this in mandrake.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 04:28 PM   #12
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it worked thankx
 
  


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