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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby mickgriddle » 2010-02-01 03:10

nadir wrote:the thing you describe is called login-screen.

try this from the login-screen:
crtl+alt+F1 to open a login-terminal
login as root
add another user, like i said above
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adduser test_user

ctrl+alt+F7 should open the login-screen again
try to login as the new user.

in case that did work.
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deluser mickgriddle
rm -r /home/mickgriddle

and create him again:
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adduser mickgriddle.


not sure if that's the source of the problem...never had something like that. good luck.


Nice man, finally some help around here. thanks a ton.
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby nadir » 2010-02-01 03:15

<irony tag>
so we got a mac, a sixer beer, griddle and döner kebap with ascii (or was it without?).
sounds like it should work
< irony tag ends here)
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby mickgriddle » 2010-02-01 03:20

Sometimes the login screen comes up other times, I just get a black screen. sometimes the screen will slowly grow darker and sometimes it does it some other odd things.
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby Bro.Tiag » 2010-02-01 03:22

mickgriddle wrote:Nice man, finally some help around here. thanks a ton.


Bugger off! You have recieved plenty of good help/advice that you choose to ignore, and then do your own thing.
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby mickgriddle » 2010-02-01 03:45

Bro.Tiag wrote:
mickgriddle wrote:Nice man, finally some help around here. thanks a ton.


Bugger off! You have recieved plenty of good help/advice that you choose to ignore, and then do your own thing.


Posting tuts and saying there you go isn't good help, ask for a more detailed question and I will happily give you one.
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby Soul Singin' » 2010-02-01 03:51

mickgriddle wrote:... ask for a more detailed question and I will happily give you one.

Here are some detailed questions you have not answered:

Soul Singin' wrote: Which tutorial are you following? Where are you at in that tutorial? Bro.Tiag has already recommended How to install debian on imac-emac ppc, very verbose set-up. I highly recommend The Illustrated Guide to Installing Debian GNU/Linux.


How are we supposed to know what you are doing if you do not tell us?
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby mickgriddle » 2010-02-01 03:57

Because I was originally following a tutorial not listed there, but requested decided to try network install and it worked, like I said Xorg wasn't even available.
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby Soul Singin' » 2010-02-01 04:00

mickgriddle wrote:Because I was originally following a tutorial not listed there, but requested decided to try network install and it worked, like I said Xorg wasn't even available.

Well ... How about you post a link to the tutorial you were following?

More importantly ... Why on earth would you choose a something as complicated as a network install for your first installation of GNU/Linux?
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby mickgriddle » 2010-02-01 04:09

Because I tried the natural full install and it didn't include xorg, maybe I did something wrong which I think is understandable as it's my first time. Anyways, the network install worked so I don't see any problem here. I'm sorry for this dilemma I caused.
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby Bro.Tiag » 2010-02-01 04:11

mickgriddle wrote:Posting tuts and saying there you go isn't good help, ask for a more detailed question and I will happily give you one.


It is a perfectly good way of offering help and well withing the framwork of Forum guidelines. Also, had you read, What we expect you have already Done you would understand your responsibility as a new poster here.
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby oOarthurOo » 2010-02-01 04:15

Where you probably went wrong is not checking the box during install that says "standard", "laptop", and "desktop". Just FYI for future installs.
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby mickgriddle » 2010-02-01 04:15

The questions I had were far too specific and I needed help from an experienced user, not a link to a tutorial. I believe I fulfilled my role as a new poster in this forum. Thank you to the people who helped me.
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby mickgriddle » 2010-02-01 04:16

oOarthurOo wrote:Where you probably went wrong is not checking the box during install that says "standard", "laptop", and "desktop". Just FYI for future installs.

I do not remember encountering boxes like that, must have passed them up. :D
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby Soul Singin' » 2010-02-01 04:21

mickgriddle wrote:Because I tried the natural full install and it didn't include xorg, maybe I did something wrong which I think is understandable as it's my first time. Anyways, the network install worked so I don't see any problem here. I'm sorry for this dilemma I caused.

You got it backwards. The full install provides Xorg. The network install does not.

Anyway ... Do you have normal user account yet? Are you able to use a desktop as normal user?

Also ... Run the following commands and post the output here:
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whoami
ls -la /home/
awk -F ":" {'if ($3 >= 1000) print'} /etc/passwd
grep $USER /etc/group
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Re: Total n00b to Linux, I require assistance

Postby mickgriddle » 2010-02-01 04:25

Soul Singin' wrote:
mickgriddle wrote:Because I tried the natural full install and it didn't include xorg, maybe I did something wrong which I think is understandable as it's my first time. Anyways, the network install worked so I don't see any problem here. I'm sorry for this dilemma I caused.

You got it backwards. The full install provides Xorg. The network install does not.

Anyway ... Do you have normal user account yet? Are you able to use a desktop as normal user?

Also ... Run the following commands and post the output here:
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whoami
ls -la /home/
awk -F ":" {'if ($3 >= 1000) print'} /etc/passwd
grep $USER /etc/group
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Right, but with the netinstaller, I had access to the xorg, through the ftp. Anyways, Yes, I do have the user account. And can use the desktop as normal user, I'll tell you what happens.
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