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Author Topic: V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop  (Read 2136 times)

vfran

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V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop
« on: July 16, 2013, 05:10:27 am »

I'm totally new to linux in general.

I have downloaded and installed V7 Light according to the doc etc.
However when I boot machine I constantly have to select to view or skip video modes selection.
Then I get three options 1)Linux, 2) Linux tui 3) Linux gui.

What ever I select I get to a DOS looking login prompt. I log in and I stay in a 'DOS' looking environment.
How do I get to some sort of a desktop? Or is there no desktop in Light version?

Is it normal that when you start-up the machine that you see Linux being decompressed every time?

Also after I have created the 3 partions, VL won't let me select the 2nd. partition as Swap. I keep getting a "Skipping Swap..."
« Last Edit: July 16, 2013, 05:56:22 am by vfran »
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vfran

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Re: V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 07:01:10 am »

I have tried everything I give up.. Linux is not for me.
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sledgehammer

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Re: V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 07:49:02 am »

Before giving up, why not try regular VL?  I too find VL light a bit too nerdy.   Great for some things, but a little hard to use for a lot of us.

The learning curve, while perhaps considerable (depending on where you start) is worth it for most of us.  A world of great free programs awaits. 

John
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CrazyDog

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Re: V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 12:47:17 pm »

vfran,  Don't give up!  I am more comfortable with a graphical environment too, and Vector standard edition is excellent.  I learn something new every day, and I'm glad to be done with windows.

All the best,
CrazyDog
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hata_ph

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Re: V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 04:55:07 pm »

type startx after you log in...
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nightflier

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Re: V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 08:28:33 am »

If you don't get a graphical login screen on reboot, something went wrong during installation.

Sledgehammer is right. VL Light is not for beginners.
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shkval

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VL 7.0 GOLD STD is freezing
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 10:02:00 am »

hi people

the mause and keyboard are freezing and I can't start the SO

help me please

 ??? ???
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vfran

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Re: V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 10:32:21 am »

OK thanks for the encouragement..
I had a good nights sleep and I'm back at it trying another version of VL
Just thought that 'Light' was a 'starter' version..
I'll let you know..
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bigpaws

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Re: V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 11:20:22 am »

Light is a smaller version. It does not have everything that STD
has. Which is why the Desktop was not there.

Stick with it everyone here will be glad to help in anything or
questions that you may have.

Bigpaws
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roarde

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Re: V7.0 Light - How do I get into desktop
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 07:22:32 pm »

Light is a smaller version. It does not have everything that STD
has. Which is why the Desktop was not there.

No, the desktop was not there because X won't start. IIRC, all ways of installing Light result in at least a window manager, if not a desktop-like environment.

BUT it is true that STD is slightly more likely to go to X as intended, and will be easier to fix if it doesn't as more people are familiar with it so more help is available.

Light is a bad choice for a first Linux; STD is much better for that.
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