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can anyone help me? i just did a little mistake when i chose the way i restart Mandrake linux 10.0. There was an option where i could chose how to reboot. I didn't freaken know and i chose restart in linux from the KDE dropbox login screen. A big mistake for me coz now i can't login Mandrake with a GUI like windows, what i only see is in the console shell mode (like Dos screen). Does anyone know how to fix this ? and please help me to get to the Mandrake Linux nomal login KDE screen. Or the only way to fix this is to reinstall the Mandrake? I don't really know why Mandrake has this stupid option.
well there's nothing "broken" it's just not how you want it. i'd guess most people do prefer booting that way... not sure though.
anyway. you can do a number of things, 1) go into the mandrake control center and find whatever option in there will let you boot to a graphical login, it will be there somewhere. or 2) edit /etc/inittab and change the line that says "id:3:initdefault:" to read "id:5:initdefault" then restart.
your computer boots to a terminal window and not the GUI? when the terminal loads it is probably asking for login info... type your username and passw as you normally would with your system and it will log you in. after logged in, type 'startx' and [enter]. this should, i would think, bring you back to GUI and you should be set to continue with your system this way. to change your bootup so the computer loads directly into the GUI portion and not to the boring terminal, you gotta edit (with root priveledges) the file /etc/inittab. there should be a line in there mentinoing the default runlevel, ie: id:x:initdefault or something... where 'x' represents a number up to 6. this i think would show a 3 for your situation.. change it to 5 and save and reboot to test it out.. sorry i cant explain it all right now too tired
well i couldn't login as root, so i tried user account and then use command su & root password. After all that i typed vi etc/inittab i only see the line "id5:initdefault:" and i tried the following:
1) insert the line id3:initdefault: ----> type startx or reboot ---> result is the same = still not having GUI
2) delete the ":" from the end of id5:initdefault: -----> result is the same = no GUI
What should i do now?