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Old 03-05-2004, 01:03 AM   #1
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SuSE Linux First Run PROB??

ok so i came on here today and someone advised me to get SuSE linux to learn linux with (as a noob). i got it all installed and it just kicked me to a regular dos-style prompt after it initialized instead of going to a desktop or a Graphical Desktop (KDE). when i typed xstart it came with the error: cannot set $DISPLAY. i thought it may have been because i had installed it in text only mode... so i am installing it now with normal settings (using a GUI)... will this make it boot up into the GUI or will i need to type commands? if so, in detail, what do i need to type at that command line after i log in? the only thing i know how to do in linux is log in and change to root (su). or will my $DISPLAY be configured for me next time? i have lots of questions if any of u linux geniuses want to teach a beginner something...

++++DOWN WITH M$++++
Old 03-05-2004, 02:13 AM   #2
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Ok, this happened to me as well. What you want to do is install everything KDE. Also fully install Gnome, Blackbox, Icewm, etc etc. Then what should happen is that it should boot up to a GUI and everything. Just log in as normal selecting you GUI choice. I tend to use Blackbox more than others but KDE is good for those making that Windows to Linux switch. Gnome is another good one as well. So I don't think you'll need to type in any commands.
Old 03-05-2004, 06:24 AM   #3
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on suse9.0 u can use yast logged in as root to administer the entire setup. for configuration of your hardware like graphic card, monitor and so on u may use sax or sax2, too.


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