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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Graphical Login

Throughout this first chapter you have heard about how to log in to Unix via text-based login. With KDE (which stands for K Desktop Environment), you have the option of graphically logging in to your system. Here, when your Unix system starts up, it goes through the same boot-up process until it gets to the login prompt. Instead of the text-based login screen, however, the X Window System environment launches. From this environment, the graphical environment or shell in which you will work is loaded. The most common graphical environment is KDE, although GNOME is also common; both are covered later in this chapter. To log in to Unix graphically, you will be presented with the same credential request, but instead of seeing it in ...

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