Acer Travelmate X483-6691 - root@localhost

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  1. Tigerputer

    Tigerputer New Member

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    I just received my new Acer laptop and it boots to the command prompt.
    [root@localhost /] #


    I want to install a gui that I can actually use. I generally need help to get started. What and where do I go next? Thank you.
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  2. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    It is best not to run permanently in Root...

    Try: startx
    and see what happens
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    Thank you. I typed in startx and pressed enter. "command not found."
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    Do you know which distro you have? If not, type: uname -a

    (Note the space between uname and -a.)
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    Linux Localhost.Localdomain 3.1.51p #11 SMP (date) GNU/Linux
    then back to;
    [root@localhost /] #
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    I've installed Ubuntu, but now I need the drivers for the touch pad in order to use the mouse pad.
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    It did not work at all. Thank you for the link. It works now! Fn+F7 worked. Thanks everyone for your help!

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