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    Where's a good beginners guide then?

    There's not one here and I can't see one on the official forums either - its all too geeky!

    Where's the "simple" stuff so I can play with Scratch for instance?

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    aah - it seems

    startx

    is the magic command - someone needs to put that on a piece of paper inside the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    aah - it seems

    startx

    is the magic command - someone needs to put that on a piece of paper inside the box

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    It's linux, just think Windows 3.1, remember "win" to bring up a program manager shell startx is the linux alternative.

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    It's linux, just think Windows 3.1, remember "win" to bring up a program manager shell startx is the linux alternative.
    you see - all its takes is an expert with good communication skills and the light switches on

    JFYI it IS on a piece of paper inside the box - but who reads them eh!

    I'm thinking - how hard will it be for me to hack the beginners distro and get it to autostart - it could be called the Simple Distro

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    I think you just need to find the init.d file or something like that and put it at the end, if I recall it is kind of like the autoexec.bat for that runstate but it depends on the distro that is on there. I think there is a newer way which someone will be sure to point out but it should still work. The file micht be in /etc and protected so you'll have to use sudo to launch whatever shell or even x text editor in order to edit and save it.

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    Looks like this is a common ask and my method was out of date, just need to push up the default runstate
    Raspberry Pi • View topic - login / startx automatically

    there are some more hints like memory optimisation and overclocking here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...ClM/edit?pli=1

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