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Frequently Asked Questions

To help people who are new to Cucumber Linux, here is a list of frequently asked questions:

What distribution is Cucumber Linux based on?

Cucumber Linux is an independent distribution, meaning it is not based on any specific distribution.

There is a common misconception that Cucumber Linux is based off of Slackware because it uses Slackware's package management system. This is not true; Cucumber Linux is not based off Slackware because they share a package manager any more than SUSE is based off RedHat because they share a package manager.

How do I get to a graphical login screen after installing Cucumber Linux?

By default, Cucumber Linux boots to runlevel 3: a command line. To get to a graphical login, it will be necessary to change the default runlevel to 5. This can be done by editing the file /etc/inittab and changing the line id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault:. For more information, see the system initialization wiki page.

How do I get networking to work?

By default, Cucumber Linux does not configure any networking interfaces; they must be configured manually by the system administrator. Cucumber Linux provides a series of scripts to assist in configuring networking. Documentation for these scripts can be found at the networking configuration wiki page.


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