Willzz748 wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:18 pm
I have turned my pi on for the first time in months and on ok lite am getting somthing saying pi@raspberrypi: ~$. Anyone know what I need to enter to launch? or what I need to do?
Welcome to the forums.
That's a perfectly normal shell prompt. It shows that you are user pi on host raspberrypi, you're in your home directory, and that you're an ordinary (i.e. not root) user.
If you want the system to come up with the GUI desktop on a normal boot, then run "sudo raspi-config". Pick option 3 "Boot options", then pick B1 "Desktop / CLI". Within that, select either B3 or B4, depending one whether or not you want to have to log in each time.
Alternatively, as above, enter the command "startx" and if you want to have the desktop come up automatically, got to the pull down menu, select "Preference" and the "Raspberry Pi Configure". The options for how to boot are on the panel that comes up in the "System" tab. And--FYI--you can change your hostname there, too, which is a good thing to do, especially if you have (or expect to have) more than one Pi on the same LAN.