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I'm hoping someone can help me i just downloaded and installed CentOS 4 and well im new to the Server part but i got it installed and everything seems to ...
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    Just Joined! Smackie's Avatar
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    CentOS 4 Help


    I'm hoping someone can help me i just downloaded and installed CentOS 4 and well im new to the Server part but i got it installed and everything seems to be going fine except it comes up to the Command Prompt thing and ask for root name and password i type that in and i go in but i dont know what to do can someone help me here please?

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    Smackie

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    Did you install a Desktop Environment? KDE or Gnome? If you did a default install you should have Gnome at least.
    Try issuing this command at the prompt
    Code:
    startx
    And you also might want to add a new user instead of logging in as root. Issue these commands too
    Code:
    man useradd
    Code:
    man passwd
    Code:
    useradd newuser
    Code:
    passwd newuser
    Substitute newuser with your choice of username
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