Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2002, 08:51 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 0
How can i get to the linux interface

i have installed linux yesterday for first time , and booted to the interface and everything was perfect ,but now when i turned my computer on i get the command line and root userID and password , i enter both of them and i stay on the screen that looks like Dos , how can i go to teh interface where everything is , the GUI and interface that is similar to windows , my second questions is , why do i have to keep the floppy boot disk inserted to boot up linuy , why doesn't boot from teh hard drive . i think it's called the graphical login , and i checked the inittab but was set to runlevel 5

Last edited by thesoccerking; 05-13-2002 at 09:33 PM.
Old 05-13-2002, 10:43 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Michigan
Distribution: Slackware 8.0
Posts: 197

Rep: Reputation: 30
try typing startx at the prompt.
Old 05-13-2002, 11:54 PM   #3
LQ Addict
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
What distribution of linux are you using? It looks like the X wasn't configured during install, so you need to reconfigure it, depending on the distro there are different tools to do so, the most general is to run
xf86cfg from the command prompt. The second question is related to dual boot setup (I believe I guessed correctly by stating it is a dual boot setup you have, meaning there is another OS on your system besides linux). For this to be answered we need to know what is this another OS - windows 95/98/Me, win NT/2000/XP or any other.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux Interface marknc Linux - Newbie 3 10-17-2005 01:39 AM
Finding the Best Interface on Linux wjacky Linux - Newbie 7 03-28-2005 08:38 PM
Linux Interface freeze olegarr Linux - General 2 10-17-2003 02:57 PM
Linux Interface freeze olegarr Linux - Newbie 1 10-17-2003 02:13 PM
C++ interface library for RedHat Linux 9 prenayan Linux - Software 1 08-19-2003 02:21 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration