I have decided to install linux alongside winxp and have a play. I have never used this operating system before. I therefore have a problem, I don't have the first clue as to what I'm doing. I've already managed to stop it booting into the gui "x" is it? How can I get that back? How do I log on as root? (only my name is an option in the gui startup screen) How do I get my adsl modem working (it said to download the linux driver and put the "o" file into \usr\shared\speedtouch\ what's an "o" file? I did download the linux driver but the suffix is .eni not .o???
thanks to the god who may be known as powerless! Yes, I am typing this in linux. Woodchip, I am going to try your links now. One further question, if I may. When I started x as root it didn't bring up the usual icons and a "watch" remained as a pointer except when I went down to the taskbar, why is this? Also do I need antivirus software or a firewall using linux?