usherLFC
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Couple of things

Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:27 pm

1. Started mine up for the first time today, so when i first turned it on, the black screen came on and said press 'startx' to continue, which i did and it started up fine, but it never asked for a username and password, is this an issue?

2. When i logout and it goes back to the black screen do i need to do anything else before unplugging it?

Thanks

sorry for the really stupid and probably very simple questions, just first time using anything like this and never used anything other than windows on a laptop, just dont want to break anything :lol:

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Re: Couple of things

Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:37 pm

No, you did fine, as long as you do not just pull the plug to "stop".
If you want to stop without going to the GUI, use the command:

sudo shutdown -h now

usherLFC
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Re: Couple of things

Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:43 pm

mahjongg wrote:No, you did fine, as long as you do not just pull the plug to "stop".
If you want to stop without going to the GUI, use the command:

sudo shutdown -h now
oh cheers for the reply mate, better to be safe than sorry.

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Re: Couple of things

Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:13 am

mahjongg wrote:No, you did fine, as long as you do not just pull the plug to "stop".
If you want to stop without going to the GUI, use the command:

sudo shutdown -h now
I usually type "sudo poweroff". It's perhaps easier to remember.

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Re: Couple of things

Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:30 am

khh wrote:
mahjongg wrote:No, you did fine, as long as you do not just pull the plug to "stop".
If you want to stop without going to the GUI, use the command:

sudo shutdown -h now
I usually type "sudo poweroff". It's perhaps easier to remember.
You can do the same with less wear on your fingers by using the command

sudo halt

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