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#1 simbot82

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 10:56 AM

I know there is a linlux forum but it isn't overly active so I am hoping someone can help me here.

I get to the logon screen and logon as admin User-root Password-xbox. Now from here what an earth do I do. I have Gentoox Pro edition, a keyboard and a mouse.

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 12:25 PM

What do you want to do? Do you have any familiarity with Linux at all?

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 01:07 PM

i Just want to get to the desktop but I just get stuck at login. What do I do? WHat do I neeed to download?

I hvae no knowledge of linux, just trying to learn

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 06:05 PM

linuxquestions.org is quite active as fas as forums go.

And to login you need to enter your login name and password. If you didn't specifically create one the login name is "root". I can't tell you what you chose for a password. From there startx should kick you into graphical mode. I'd recommend creating another user name as using root tends to be a bad idea. Too many things can be screwed up if you dont know what you're doing.

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 06:16 PM

Best place to ask Gentoox questions: http://gentoox.shallax.com

Actually, its better to read (search) first... biggrin.gif

Read the enclosed readme's in the package you got...

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE (simbot82 @ Feb 27 2004, 12:56 PM)
I know there is a linlux forum but it isn't overly active so I am hoping someone can help me here.

I get to the logon screen and logon as admin User-root Password-xbox. Now from here what an earth do I do. I have Gentoox Pro edition, a keyboard and a mouse.

Cheers

Download the HOME version...
If you are not a programmer or very familiar with sources etc. you wont be able to do anything without tee-spoon feeding.

HOme will automaticially run KDE/ some other interface, and install all the apps you need.

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 12:48 AM

I know that home would be a better Idea but I can't download it (many different reasons)

I have posted in shallax and I keep getting replys like "use home" and "read tutorials" but I have already said I can't get at home and I have read the tutorials.

I just want a graphical interface. HOw do I get there? Please no read tutorials or download hoome replys

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 01:04 AM

QUOTE (Rylinkus @ Feb 27 2004, 08:05 PM)
linuxquestions.org is quite active as fas as forums go.

And to login you need to enter your login name and password. If you didn't specifically create one the login name is "root". I can't tell you what you chose for a password. From there startx should kick you into graphical mode. I'd recommend creating another user name as using root tends to be a bad idea. Too many things can be screwed up if you dont know what you're doing.

also how do i run startx?

cheers

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 03:59 AM

Please Help I spent too much money on keyboard and mouse to give up so near yet so far.

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 04:39 AM

Gentoo is known to be incredibly difficult to get working on "special" hardware, like Mac's or Xboxes. I would suggest Xebian and a reinstall.

EDIT: I just remembered. Doi. Once you are at the command line (after logging in), type "XF86Config" and push enter. Answer the questions to the best of your ability. After that finishes, run "Startx" or "xwm" to get graphical.

Edited by miazmaticdotcom, 28 February 2004 - 04:41 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2004 - 06:34 AM

Thanks man. Believe me I would be using xebian if I could download that version.As it is it took an overnight download of pro.

I'll give that a whirl cheers.

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 11:49 AM

Didn't work, said something like bash command not recognized.

Im almost at wits end any other suggestions?

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 11:24 PM

Please. Surely someone has set up Gentoox Pro and tell me a step by step command input just to get me going




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