The login screen should resemble the one
shown in Figure 3-37. To log in, type root, or the name of another user account you
created, in the text box labeled Login and press Enter. A second login screen appears,
requesting your password. Type the password you earlier assigned to
the user and press Enter.
If you chose to install the KDE desktop rather than the GNOME
desktop, the appearance of your login screen will differ somewhat
from that shown in Figure 3-37. However, the GNOME
and KDE login screens are functionally similar.
Figure 3-37. The GNOME login screen
The GNOME desktop (Figure 3-38) appears. If you
like, click around the desktop and see what you can discover. Chapter 5 explains how to use the GNOME desktop.
However, you should read Chapter 4 before
reading that chapter.
Figure 3-38. The GNOME desktop
To shut down your
system, click the red hat at the lower left of the desktop. Then
click Shutdown and click OK. Wait for your system to power down; now
you're ready to move on to Chapter 4 to begin learning how Linux works.
You may see a flashing red ball at the lower
right of the GNOME desktop. The ball is associated with the Red Hat
Network Alert Notification facility, which you'll
learn about in Chapter 8.