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Old 01-22-2019, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hi All, Newbie and already frustrated


Not sure if this is the right forum for Elementry OS.. Decided to learn Linux at my ripe old age. Bought the LINUX magazine that came included with the Elementry OS.... Bodhi Linux installed it on a server 3 times, but it does not accept my password? Changed password during install 3 times! When I login, get a black screen the bring me to the login. Anyone have any idea why this is happening? TY
 
Old 01-22-2019, 07:04 PM   #2
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Elementary OS is Linux, just some marking hype I imagine, in terms of the name that is...

So you are installing on a server? Elementary is not designed for servers as far as I know - it is supposed to be a desktop install.

What type of server is this and what do you intend to use it for?
 
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Redundant post, sorry

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Old 01-22-2019, 07:56 PM   #4
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I don't use Elementary, though I did take a look at it once, but I've not encountered this with any Linux distro.

This may be wide of the mark, but Linux is case-sensitive.
 
Old 01-22-2019, 09:09 PM   #5
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Unable to login

I installed it on a HP Proliant server... Never seen this issue before. I'm just going to download Ubunto server and practice learning Linux
on that along with Kali Linux on Vmware. Need this for my Ethical Hacking classes.
 
Old 01-22-2019, 09:32 PM   #6
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Note that Ubuntu server is just Ubuntu without a GUI. In general, Linux "server" distros are command line only, as most servers sit in racks in data centers and are managed via the command line.

There is really nothing special about servers--they are merely computers that "serve" data to other computers. (This is, natch, a blanket statement--if you are setting up a machine expecting thousands of simultaneous connections, yes there this something special about the machine you will choose to be your server, but it has to do with the resources of the hardware, not with the OS. One of the characteristics of Linux is that it scales very nicely. You can use Slackware or Debian or OpenSUSE for your desktop or for your website and it will just work.)

As you are new to Linux, I'd advise installing Ubuntu with a desktop environment (I would highly recommend MATE over Gnome! but that's just me) until you learn your way around a bit.

You might also want to check out Going Linux. It offers a wealth of resources and is specifically oriented to persons new to Linux.

Oh, and welcome to LQ and Linux.

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Thank you for your input, will definitely get the desktop environment. Hope I can
Get pretty good at it in the next Year....
 
Old 01-22-2019, 09:38 PM   #8
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You will.

Linux isn't hard. It's just different. As long as you expect it to be different--expect to have to learn stuff--you will do just fine.

We were all newbies once.
 
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