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Old 01-23-2003, 04:21 PM   #1
shusseina
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Question Mandrake 8.1 Startup Prob


All of a sudden my computer has decided to stop at the login prompt during startup, X Windows/KDE is not being started.

I have tried running up XFdrake to enable X Windows at the next boot up, but this did not seem to help.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-23-2003, 05:07 PM   #2
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Well, if you are comfortable with the cli you can check out /etc/inittab and look for a line like:
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id:3:initdefault:
and change the three to a five. Should do the trick for you.
 
Old 01-24-2003, 04:51 AM   #3
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Can I point you to the post "New to Linux probs..." a bit further down from yours. I'm having the same trouble with Mandrake 9.0.
 
Old 01-24-2003, 02:21 PM   #4
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Hmm, perhaps I misunderstood. By 'stopped' do you mean it's hung, crapped out with an error, or just logs you in text mode??
 
Old 01-24-2003, 05:28 PM   #5
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I checked the /etc/inittab file and this is set correctly.

One thing I did notice is some program called kudzu is failing to run on startup, other than that things seem to be fine.

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