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    blinkthebear3 NNTP User

    Exclamation what to do after login?

    After installation was complete, a DOS page came up, that says login at the bottom. I entered my login name.
    It asked for my password. I entered my password but the keyboard seemed unresponsive. I pressed enter. It said something like have fun! It was waiting for another command, but I tried run, home, login and nothing worked.

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    Default Re: what to do after login?

    try startx


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    _emptyX NNTP User

    Default Re: what to do after login?

    Why do you not install system with automatic X-system loading? Just simply check your X settings - Try to run "Xorg" from console.If it doesn't work you must install videocard drivers.

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    Default Re: what to do after login?

    Quote Originally Posted by blinkthebear3 View Post
    After installation was complete, a DOS page came up, that says login at the bottom. I entered my login name.
    It asked for my password. I entered my password but the keyboard seemed unresponsive. I pressed enter. It said something like have fun! It was waiting for another command, but I tried run, home, login and nothing worked.
    Probably the keyboard was not unresponsive, but what you typed was not shown on the screen. This is normal for passwords. Just type it in and hit ENTER.

    Then you see a prompt. You are on the Linux command line. Whatever you type here is the name of a program to be run. Most of the programs need some arguments too. Arguments are entered on the same line separated by spaces. You can do a lot of useful things from the command line.

    Often used commands are: ls cd cp rm mkdir rmdir cat joe vi man

    For (almost) every command there is a manual page. To see the manual type 'man' and the name of the command. Like this:

    Code:
    man ls
    and then use 'q' to quit. Get youself a cup of coffee, relax and read an introduction to the command line: Some CLI Basics - openSUSE
    Technology is 'stuff that doesn't work yet.' -- Bran Ferren

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    Default Re: what to do after login?

    On Sun, 27 Sep 2009 03:36:01 +0000, blinkthebear3 wrote:

    > After installation was complete, a DOS page came up, that says login at
    > the bottom. I entered my login name. It asked for my password. I
    > entered my password but the keyboard seemed unresponsive. I pressed
    > enter. It said something like have fun! It was waiting for another
    > command, but I tried run, home, login and nothing worked.


    What you saw was actually not DOS, but a Linux terminal. It sounds like
    the video card in your system was not detected properly.

    Try doing an "exit", and then login as "root" (no quotes) using the
    password you used to login with your user ID (it should be the same from
    the openSUSE installation unless you gave it another password).

    When you receive the console prompt, type:

    sax2 -r

    This should restart the autodetection of the video. If you don't get a
    screen that asks to validate the video configuration, post back here with
    information about what kind of video card you have and we can go from
    there.

    Thanks,

    Jim



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    Jim Henderson
    openSUSE Forums Moderator

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