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Old 03-31-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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Boot problem with Mandrake 10 Community.


I have Mandrake v10 Community installed and it has been working fine. Suddenly today when I rebooted, I am now booting to the command line mode instead of the Gnome environment and can find nothing in any documentation I have to suggest why or what the remedy for the problem is.

Has anyone ele had the problem or seen it? If so, what was the fix?

TIA
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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What does dmesg show? What happens if you type in startx? Did you install/update anything before this happened?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 04:28 PM   #3
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You're goning to have to help me along, I'm and old Microsoftie. I didn't install any updates or software. I get the splash screen and suddenly it goes full screen mode with the monochrome screen and the command line login prompt. I can log in as either myself or ROOT but my GUI environment, in this case Gnome, never boots. When I login and run the 'shutdown' command, it goes back to the Shutdown splash screen and appears to shutdown normally. What is dmesg?

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Old 03-31-2004, 05:50 PM   #4
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Did you try running this command : "startx"
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:42 PM   #5
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Startx works fine from the command prompt. I get booted into KDE with no problem. When I logout, I am returned to the command line login prompt, of course and have to login as root in order to run "shutdown -h now" in order to power down the system properly. I have checked the login manager as root and it looks OK, I just suddenly appear to be hung in comand line text mode bootup for some reason.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:15 AM   #6
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Check the file /etc/inittab. Make sure the run level is set to 5. There is also a graphical way of doing this. Go to the Mandrake Control Centre-> Hardware ->Graphica server -> Options will give you the option to automatically start X.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 03:09 AM   #7
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I thank you very much. I knew I had somehow switched off the GUI boot but had no idea where to turn it back on. Your suggestion cleared the problem. I was trying to set Samba so I could access my drives from the Windows Network I have in the house. The soon to be defunct Windows Network I might add.

Once again I thank you. It has been 34 years since I was in your part of the world but if I ever get back there, I owe you a drink.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 03:57 AM   #8
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It's a pleasure. But actually I don't drink .
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:01 AM   #9
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yeah you must of changed a setting accidently
 
  


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