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Old 10-04-2004, 12:23 PM   #1
ashmanor
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Unhappy New user, Problem with desktop......


I Just install Linux 7.3 over the weekend in a dual-boot mode with win98se,
om a 20G drive, [partitioned], "C win98", "hda5 Linux" & D/hda6, E/hda7
F/hda8, G/hda9, H/hda10, W/hda11 [Linux swap]. I stared working with the desktop and the first thing to happen, the system put me in command mode, ie: ]#, but I do not know how to go back to the desktop or the shell.
There will be other questions but I want to start with this one. Thanks
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:24 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!!!

Ok 1st things first, LInux 7.3??? What distrobution are you using? Red hat, SUSE...? That will make things much easier.

Next, at the command line (ie the -> #) try 'startx' w/o the '

Also If you could add any more info it could make it easier to give you a hand.


Welcome again.



P.S. don't let you 1st hicup mess you off. And post again if this dose not work.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:25 PM   #3
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First of all, thank you........thank you......etc........! I don't know what SASE is. I got this some time ago but just got around to setting it up and installing. I assume that you mean.. ie..#)styartx w/o [enter]. Next, how would I load the shell. Where do I find the list of basic commands used by Linux command interrupter, [old time dos user before Win#%^*# whatever]. I plan to show everybody in my office that Linux is much better than Win-xx.
Thanks........Mike
 
Old 10-06-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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So you have SUSE linux? The correct way to say it is you have SUSE 7.3 and not Linux 7.3

Also bru was saying that you should type 'startx' without the single quotes. just type startx at the command line and hit enter. Then report on what happens ok?

And you asked where to find basic commands. well the man/info pages give details on them all but to learn which commands a newbie should learn either look on the internet for a newbie's guide to linux - or get a book or two - or www.cbtnuggets.com has a linux intro video series on CD which is really good for beginners.

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Old 10-07-2004, 10:46 AM   #5
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Question No, it's Linux 7.3 !

Thanks for responding, but it's linux 7.3. I did take a look at the box it came in and I did not see anything about "SUSE". Now I tried "startx [enter]" and although it took some time, the desktop loaded, but, there was no task bar and I could not figure how to turn it on. At this point I can dial into the Internet with my cell phone, that works, but, I can"t start ether Netscape, or Mozilla.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 12:26 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Moving Forward !!!!

I have my "Gnome desktop" up and running &, I have been doing some reading, at this point I am trying to set up my desktop but I now have some questions about the set up. I am doing this as the "root" login, but once I put "Netscape" on the desktop and change over to "user [mike]", I did not find Netscape On that desktop. Does this mean that each user will have to setup his own desktop?
Also I could not get "Mozilla" to run although It is on the panel, that is why I turned to Netscape instead.
Thanks.........
ashmanor
 
  


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