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shelby
post Feb 6 2009, 12:13 PM
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I just got a laptop in the mail yesterday and it has linux on it.. when I went to turn it on it went through all the data pages. But then it gives me a prompt that says [root@localhost/]# and I have no idea what im supposed to type to get it to start up.. I will send the puter back if I have to but im hoping someone might know what I should do. Please help! and ty for your time. smile.gif
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arochester
post Feb 6 2009, 12:27 PM
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What distro (variety of Linux) has it got? Have you tried the command (which doesn't always work!) : startx
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