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Old 05-21-2018, 01:20 PM   #1
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Startup problem


Sir,I bought a new laptop in which install
Operating system is Linux. And when I started it then . I click the:- start acer Linux .after then I received a new page there written it:- [root@localhost ~]#
What will I do next I don't understand please suggest
 
Old 05-21-2018, 01:24 PM   #2
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Sir,I bought a new laptop in which install
Operating system is Linux. And when I started it then . I click the:- start acer Linux .after then I received a new page there written it:- [root@localhost ~]#
What will I do next I don't understand please suggest
Linux is the kernel, not an OS.

You have reached a command-line, sounds like there's no graphical user interface installed.

Try the following command to check:

Code:
startx
Try and login as a normal user - if there is a normal/limited user account on your system.
Was Linux (of some distribution) supposed to be pre-installed on your system?
 
Old 05-21-2018, 01:25 PM   #3
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Hi, Rajnish3166, and welcome to LQ.

That # is called the command line prompt and is where you enter Linux commands.

However, usually computers that are sold with Linux on them have a GUI (graphical user interface) with windows that allow you to use your mouse/trackpad to control programs and files.

Can I ask which Linux distribution you are supposed to have on that computer?

P.S. Just a short note that we have both men and women here on LQ, so "Sir" should be "Sir/Madam", but we are informal here so there is no need to use either form of address.
 
Old 05-21-2018, 01:25 PM   #4
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Sir,I bought a new laptop in which install Operating system is Linux. And when I started it then . I click the:- start acer Linux .after then I received a new page there written it:- [root@localhost ~]#
What will I do next I don't understand please suggest
Read the "Question Guidelines" and "How to ask a smart question" links in my posting signature. You don't give us any details, and we cannot guess. What brand/model of laptop? Where did you buy it? What does the OWNERS MANUAL SAY???

We're happy to try to help you, but saying "new laptop with linux" tells us nothing. Also, there are not just "Sirs" on this site..
 
Old 05-21-2018, 01:26 PM   #5
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Sir please suggest what I do next
 
Old 05-21-2018, 01:27 PM   #6
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Linux is started and you are at the command line prompt, logged in as the root user. That is what the [root@localhost ~]# prompt means.

What did you wish to have as a result with running Linux? Did you wish to see a desktop? Do you need some assistance with understanding the command line? Also, which distribution of Linux have you installed?
 
Old 05-21-2018, 01:27 PM   #7
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Sir please suggest what I do next
Did you actually read any of the 3 reply's ?
 
Old 05-21-2018, 01:27 PM   #8
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Please carefully read the replies you have you received above, and answer any questions or requests for information that you have been asked.
 
Old 05-21-2018, 01:31 PM   #9
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Sir please suggest what I do next
Hi Rajnish3166,

While I understand that the replies here have been rapid and numerous, I feel you should consider what advice has been offered or following up on the questions posted.

In order to not frustrate members, you need to review what the advice has been up to this point before you reply again. If you cannot do this, the thread will have to be closed to allow you to formulate a better question next time.

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Old 05-21-2018, 04:30 PM   #10
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My first logical guess is the OP purchased a laptop with linpus lite pre-installed that does not have a GUI, no documentation and not surprised when they do not have a clue what to do next.
 
Old 05-22-2018, 01:32 AM   #11
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Sir please suggest what I do next
at the # window, type command below and post back the output:

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type Xorg
Or try pressing ctrl + alt + f7 check what will happen.

Alternatively, go back to the shop where you purchased it. Just tell them there is some issue and you can't browse the internet because you can't use any browser. hahaha.
 
Old 08-07-2018, 12:09 PM   #12
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My first logical guess is the OP purchased a laptop with linpus lite pre-installed that does not have a GUI, no documentation and not surprised when they do not have a clue what to do next.
This is correct. Acer "Linux" notebooks/laptops come with Linpus Light, a pretty useless distro for most people. I like the idea of purchasing Acer with Linpus because it avoids supporting/paying Microsoft and it "proves" the laptop is fully supported by the Linux Kernel, and as such, any distro can easily be installed onto the computer and all hardware should work immediately.

I currently have an Acer laptop which came with Linpus, and what I did, and what I would do if I got another Acer with Linpus is the following:

1. Copy the .config file from the installed Linpus Kernel
2. Double check what firmware the Kernel is using

3. Download a distro of my own preference (ex. Mageia)
4. Install my own distro onto the notebook/laptop

Alot of notebooks/laptops these days come without a CD/DVD reader, which makes Mageia an optimal first distro for me, due to the ease of making a bootable USB (using DD). Otherwise I would install from a disk. Mageia has a great installer and powerful tools during installation, in addition to great hardware support. Even if my plan was to use another distro, I would install Mageia first. If I had no computer or no GNU/Linux computer the process is a whole lot more difficult if the machine comes without a CD/DVD reader. In Windows burning an ISO disk is a reasonable process, but making a bootable USB is not. Both are possible, but suboptimal. Without a machine or an available bootable USB distro, the process is difficult. I would need to use someone elses computer to make a bootable distro to install on the computer.

For ease of use I would still use Mageia.

www.mageia.org

https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Dump_Mage...ernative_tools

As long as all the hardware in Linpus works in command line, it should also be possible to "expand" it using whatever software is available in Linpus light to build a full Linpus. Ethernet (LAN) would be much preferable to Wireless in doing such a task, but nowdays many laptops come without an ethernet connection.

Here is an article about how to install software on top of Linpus Light:
http://linuxbsdos.com/2012/03/20/how...e-desktop-1-7/

This requires an internet connection, which is easy from command line with a LAN connection, but difficult with Wireless. With Lan, simply use ifconfig and dhcp tools:
"ifconfig ethX up" to bring up the LAN connection if it is not already up, then
"dhcpcd ethX" or whatever DHCP tool comes with Linpus. (can be found by typing dh then press shift)

then install software with the Fedora tool "yum".

To "get" all one need, I would personally install "kde" with Yum, which should also install all the dependencies (GNU, X, libs etc) and give you a fully functional and powerful GUI.

Good luck.

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Old 08-07-2018, 12:12 PM   #13
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Perhaps someone else could describe the process to bring up a Wireless network in command line and check/verify that the necessary tools are available in Linpus Lite.
 
  


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