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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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post Feb 6 2009, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE (arochester @ Feb 6 2009, 12:27 PM) *
What distro (variety of Linux) has it got? Have you tried the command (which doesn't always work!) : startx

i tried that and it said bad command and this is what it said when i put in uname -a Linuxlocalhost, Localdomain 2.6.25.41p #10 Fri Aug 1 13:14:24 CST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
so any ideas?
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post Feb 6 2009, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (shelby @ Feb 6 2009, 04:43 PM) *
i tried that and it said bad command and this is what it said when i put in uname -a Linuxlocalhost, Localdomain 2.6.25.41p #10 Fri Aug 1 13:14:24 CST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
so any ideas?

how do i find out what distro it is? it has not once went to the desktop. i will send it back if i cant find out whats wrong with it just thought it was worht a try.
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