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Posted:8/17/2008 2:32:00 AM # 1
I just got my eeepc 1000. It apparently is running linux but I can't find any way to get a command line. How do I get to the command line?

How can I can't tell what version of linux is running?

How do I find out the root password?

When I bought this eeepc the description said it has ubuntu 8.04 but this GUI doesn't look like the one described in the "Beginning Ubuntu Linux" book by Thomas & Sicam.

I'm familiar with Unix and I'm frustrated having only this GUI. I can't even figure out which GUI is running.

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Posted:8/18/2008 8:41:00 AM # 2
Since posting my original message I've learned that my machine is runninng fedora 4 even though I thought I was buying a machine with Ubuntu 8.04. I've learned that I get a command line with ctl-alt-t. I log in as "robert" but my home directory is /home/user/. I still don't know what the root password is.

I'm dismayed that so little information is available about this machine on the asus web site and virtually nothing came with the machine itself.

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Posted:8/18/2008 9:13:00 AM # 3
Well, you've learned how to open Command Terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T
so next you make yourself the "super user" with sudo as the first term in your
command line. If while you were setting up the pc you should have created a
log-in password and that password is also used in Terminal, so try that if you're
asked for a password.

There is another kind of sudo, it's  sudo -i   which I believe makes you a higher level sudo.

You can Google search for Linux sites that have a list of common command

You can install ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 anytime by loading a 1GB or 2GB USB thumb drive by following this easy instruction.         

Here's a good useful example for bringing up your battery info:

sudo cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info   (note, that's BATzero, not letter O)

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