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Old 05-27-2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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Getting to the GUI on Red Flag Desktop 5.0NE

I just bought an Eee Box with Red Flag Linux Desktop 5.0NE. My intention was to use it as a backup server at home to backup files and photos, etc.

I know nothing about linux. Can you help me? How to I get to a graphical user interface so I can start to know what I'm doing?

When I switch on the machine, it says:

Red Flag Desktop 5.0NE
Kernel on an i686
localhost login:

I have no idea what to type.
Old 06-18-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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Hello kp123.

What your being presented with is the command line. At the prompt where it says "localhost login:", type in your username (the username you entered during installation).
After doing this, you'll be prompted for your password, type your password. (NOTE: the password will not echo, meaning that no asterisks will be shown, this is a security feature of *nix that makes it so that the length of your password is not known).


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