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I have the Linux-Macmillin 6.5 loaded, but when I enter loginhost, and then password, it goes to somthing like this
[Skinneylogin Skinney]$  I just want to get to the desktop mode, what do I put in here, I've tried "Linuxconf" but I dont understand that either?
Now when in gets done booting ie the login, password screen it blinks no stop!! HELP
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question is extremely unclear
question is extremely unclear
just use "startx"

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