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Old 01-31-2007, 12:44 PM   #1
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A question for Mandriva


when i downloaded Mandriva, that have 4 install CD, but when i installed that i need 3 CD only. And after that, the statement "startx" is not available.
Could you answer for me that problem and how can i to do now?
thanks!
 
Old 01-31-2007, 06:39 PM   #2
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I'm assuming that X is not starting with the machine, which is weird to begin with. The "startx" command may not be in your path. Try running:
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locate startx
Mine is in /usr/bin , and yours should be in a similar location like /usr/bin, /bin, /usr/sbin, /sbin, etc. Anyway, if it shows up, then just execute it using the full path name. For example if it's in /usr/bin run:
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/usr/bin/startx
Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 04:48 AM   #3
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thanks for your help, but that the statement is not available. I show you the picture that is my OS:
http://www34.brinkster.com/it501hppu/untitled.JPG

Could you see and give me some guides about that, how to do now?

Last edited by Bean; 02-01-2007 at 04:59 AM.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 08:19 AM   #4
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You can use the "whereis" or "which" commands to find out the location of programs e.g. "which startx". As for the problem with locate, you have to do "updatedb" first to create a database for locate and then run the "locate" command.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 07:12 AM   #5
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I don't think slocate is always installed by default in Mandriva. Well it was not in 2007. I had to install the rpm 'slocate'.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 10:38 AM   #6
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in mandriva, if you can't do "Startx" then it's just not installed.
what did you chose when you installed mandriva?
make sure that you install either gnome, or kde.

if locate doesn't work, there are 2 options.
1) it's not installed. type "rpm -i slocate" to install
2) you don't have an slocate database yet, simply do "updatedb" as mentioned above.

otherwise, if this is your first linux system ever, i suggest you reinstall the os. the fact that it only asked for cd3 and not cd2 or 4 makes me think that you simply forgot to select either gnome or kde.

you could try to fix it manually but mandriva does not have "yum" or "emerge" or something alike, so you will have to go to the internet to get most files. or find a way to install them from cd.

i don't know if this would work, but you could try "rpm -i kde". but i think it will start asking for the dependency's, and a long and painfull process of installing all of them.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 12:01 AM   #7
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Dear

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Originally Posted by shorun
in mandriva, if you can't do "Startx" then it's just not installed.
what did you chose when you installed mandriva?
make sure that you install either gnome, or kde.

if locate doesn't work, there are 2 options.
1) it's not installed. type "rpm -i slocate" to install
2) you don't have an slocate database yet, simply do "updatedb" as mentioned above.

otherwise, if this is your first linux system ever, i suggest you reinstall the os. the fact that it only asked for cd3 and not cd2 or 4 makes me think that you simply forgot to select either gnome or kde.

you could try to fix it manually but mandriva does not have "yum" or "emerge" or something alike, so you will have to go to the internet to get most files. or find a way to install them from cd.

i don't know if this would work, but you could try "rpm -i kde". but i think it will start asking for the dependency's, and a long and painfull process of installing all of them.
Dear,
I tried that but nothing is there with some commands which you gave. I think i will reinstall that OS.
Thank you!
But can you help me that about install this OS? Could you help me about steps in the 4 CDs?
 
Old 03-15-2007, 09:40 AM   #8
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well,
while installing, you will get a choice of software.
bottom right, you can select: Gnome, Kde, other/icewm.
select one of these 3 (or more).
if you come from a windows system, use kde.
if you come from a mac/linux system, use Gnome.

all the other options for software can be installed using "Drakconf"
this is a gui-control panel, so in fact. just install mandriva with either Kde or Gnome.

if you are not sure about a step, read the extra info/documentation about it.
 
  


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