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Old 11-24-2003, 07:23 PM   #1
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really new to linux

Hi guys im really new to linux as in today is the first day ive installed it let alone seen it ever and i need some help. Ive installed smooth wall and at the login screen when it first comes up i typed in root which was fine but then it came up with [root@smoothwall root]#

i have no idea what this mean or what to type and any help would be greatly appreciated. im a total novice
Old 11-24-2003, 07:33 PM   #2
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You should have created user and logged into that account. The root account is for administration.

Does anything happen if you type startx?

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Old 11-24-2003, 07:33 PM   #3
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you just fouund yourself in the command line, not a good place for a newbie unless you want to learn linux terminal commands immediately. (type after the # free and that will show how much RAM and SWAP you are using. )My suggestion would be to download (for free, of course)Fedora ( or Mandrake or even buying Suse. These distros would be of greatest interest for you and make learning linux alot easier.
Old 11-24-2003, 10:31 PM   #4
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Smoothwall is a distribution of Linux made to be used as a router/firewall.
If you have it set up as your home network gateway and you configured it correctly the first time you can do most stuff by "IPaddress_of_Smoothwall:81" in a web browser of another computer on the home network.
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