TAILIEUCHUNG - Suse Linux 9.3 For Dummies- P5

Suse Linux For Dummies- P5:This part is all about getting you started on your way to a lasting relationship with SUSE Linux. Before you can begin your SUSE Linux experience, I spend a chapter explaining what SUSE Linux is and what you can do with SUSE Linux (pretty much anything you can do with a PC that runs Windows). | 40 Part I Getting to Know SUSE_ system you want to use and press Enter. If the PC is set up to load SUSE Linux by default you don t have to do anything after a few seconds the boot loader starts SUSE Linux. You see a graphical boot screen that shows information about the progress of the system startup. If you selected KDE as your desktop and enabled automatic login during installation you are automatically logged in and you get a KDE desktop similar to the one shown in Figure 3-1. By the way SUSE Linux logs you in using the normal user account that you set up during installation. For a GNOME desktop you get a graphical login screen similar to the one shown in Figure 3-2. You can log in using the account you defined during the installation. Type the username and press Enter. When prompted for it type the password and press Enter. You then see the initial GNOME graphical user interface GUI pronounced gooey for short appear. Figure 3-1 The initial KDE desktop. Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on to remove this watermark. Chapter 3 Starting SUSE for the First Time 41 Figure 3-2 The graphical login window for the GNOME desktop. You should not normally log in as root. When you log in as root you could accidentally damage your system because you can do anything when you re root. Always log in as a normal user. When you need to perform any task as root type su - in a terminal window and enter the root password. Graphical system administration tools such as YaST prompt for the root password when needed. Getting GUI When you install SUSE Linux you can install one of two GUI desktops GNOME or KDE. I provide a quick look at both KDE and GNOME desktops in this section. Figures 3-3 and 3-4 provide a snapshot of KDE and GNOME desktops respectively. In these figures I point out the major components of each desktop. Please purchase PDF Split-Merge on to remove this watermark. 42 Part I Getting .