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    slackware question

    just got done installing slackware 2.4.29 on my computer im new at linux and am learning from reading and as i go.i forgot my login name is their anyway around this i remember pass.

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    ok i go tit now i have the root login name what is a simple command to get to my desktop

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    If you change the default runlevel, you can start X (KDE etc) automatically.

    Go to /etc and use vi or kwrite to edit inittab. Change the id?:initdefault: to which one you want (4 is the one which loads X)

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    Linux User Giles's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Gloucestershire and Cambridge, UK
    The short answer is "DONT!". It's strongly advised that you don't go into the graphical environment as root, as it's very easy (for anyone) to cause huge damage.
    My suggestion would be as follows:
    1) log in to the command line as root
    2) enter
    and follow the prompts to create a normal user on your system
    3) log out of root
    4) log in as the normal user
    5) type
    to start the graphical environment (which is called Xwindows, hence startx)

    Hope that helps
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    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    The Sovereign State of South Carolina
    An alternative is to just disconnect your Internet connection, then enter:
    ...and press enter.
    Once kdm is up, log in as root. When the desktop is up, open a terminal and run:
    Add your preferred regular user name and password and be sure to choose /bin/bash as your login shell. Log out (in your menu), re-connect your Internet connection and log in as the user you just created.
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    thanks guys i done some reading on your site and ive learned a little i can navigate around my desktop now ill try to hook up my internet connection tomorrow thanks

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