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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Christofur, Jul 8, 2007.

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  1. Christofur

    Christofur Thread Starter

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    I need some help here I'm a noob at Linux.

    when i install Linux it asked me to set a root password i did.

    when it was done installing and said to reboot it is asking for a localhost login and i don't know what that is. i don't remember setting a login either .
    can some one help me with this..

    Christofur May
     
  2. lotuseclat79

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    Hi Christofur,

    Since localhost is a reference to your computer (it may not have a node name due to your installation), try to login to the root account, assuming you have been presented with a login prompt such as (Username, Password):
    Username: root
    Password: ********

    Use the root password you set.

    -- Tom
     
  3. saikee

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    Depending on the type of distro some only give you access to the graphic desktop after you have log in and type
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    startx
    Distros from the Slackware and Slax families like it this way.
     
  4. briealeida

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    Also, if you already have a desktop manager installed (like GNOME, KDE, Enlightenment, whatever) you can try Ctrl + Alt + F7

    What distro do you have?
     
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