Hi everybody. I know really little about Linux, but as my Windoze is out of action, it was time for me to learn to use my Mepis partition. It was working fine till yesterday, but I was trying to learn about upgrading and downloading, and I messed something up.
I was using Kpackage, and due to some error messages while trying to upgrade Firefox, I attempted to upgrade the dependencies one at a time. When I re-started, I only get a command-line interface, not a GUI.
I am able to login as root, but don't know what to do next.
Can anybody help, please?
I had this Mepis installed by the supplier of the laptop. But I once had a Mepis CD, somewhere...
When I start up in Linux I get:
Welcome to Mepis!
Empty log files... done
etc, all looks pretty normal, goes on for a few pages, then:
Starting K Display Manager: kdm
MEPIS Linux testing/unstable mepis1 tty1
Then after I login and password...
Most of the programs included with MEPIS Linux are freely
redistributable: the exact distribution terms for each program
are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright
MEPIS Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
then it changes to RED text...
And that's as far as I can get usefully. It responds to "help" or "dir" etc.