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Old 05-29-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
DiabloDan
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boots to black screen thing


im trying to take a shot at linux again...i gave up last time. So i installed mandriva 2006 and now when i boot up ot goes threw all the booting things and then i end up at this...

http://x9a.xanga.com/d41a1a2432d3356.../w38192054.jpg

i would imagin i should have some graphical logon page here? but i dont...did i do something wrong?
 
Old 05-29-2006, 11:53 PM   #2
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I don't use Mandriva so I don't know if it's normal to dump you into multiuser mode. After you login run startx and it should log you into KDE, Gnome or whatever one you installed. In you're /etc/inittab is where you choose what mode you want Linux to dump you in when booting up. It'll look something like this...

# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
# 0 = halt
# 1 = single user mode
# 2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
# 4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
# 5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 6 = reboot

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault: <-- Edit this string

Also, do you have X11 installed and configured? That can be another problem.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 12:00 AM   #3
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well...i tried to do that startx thingy...and it didnt work lol

http://x5d.xanga.com/b46a372748c3256.../w38195131.jpg
 
Old 05-30-2006, 12:21 AM   #4
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That's not good

Looks like a problem with the install. During the install it likely asked if you wanted to install Gnome or KDE, or "all" even maybe. You may have just not installed any graphical environments. Normally though, even if you don't have any GUI's installed, it will take you to a very basic window manager called twm (The Window Manager). Looks like you might be having hardware/driver problems too...

Do you have a decent internet connection? If so, grab one of the live CD's (Knoppix for example) and see if it can start up in a graphical environment. If it can, post back and we'll go from there. If not, uh, post back and we'll go from there too

Cool
 
Old 05-30-2006, 12:24 AM   #5
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ya i did the live cd before i even thought about installing it and it works flawlesly.....hmm, i think i did mess something up durring the install now that i think about it...im re installing it again...ill let u guys know if it works
 
Old 05-30-2006, 12:30 AM   #6
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BTW, love the screenshots!

Back with Mandrake 7.1 IIRC, I hit the same brick wall. I booted up, and even knew that I created a login during the install, used that login and then got the command prompt and wondered what to do next. Ha! I clicked 'help' and it brought up all this wonderful information that was absolutely useless

Good Luck and have fun!

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by DiabloDan View Post
im trying to take a shot at linux again...i gave up last time. So i installed mandriva 2006 and now when i boot up ot goes threw all the booting things and then i end up at this...

http://x9a.xanga.com/d41a1a2432d3356.../w38192054.jpg

i would imagin i should have some graphical logon page here? but i dont...did i do something wrong?
Something similar happened to me when was trying out different Linux systems.
Most of the time, in my case, it was the graphic card being not recognized
correctly, or the display model (resolution,etc.); sometimes both...
To check this suggestion you can type at the prompt: "startx", and see what
happens, and/or which message appears after you logged in
as "root" instead of your normal login: with PCLinuxOS,
login "root", password "root".
At least you may try, if the option is available at the boot, the "safe boot" or something like "graphic safe".

Last edited by colinetsegers; 12-18-2012 at 11:46 AM. Reason: Answer already given by someone else
 
Old 12-18-2012, 11:56 AM   #8
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Why are you resurrecting an almost 7 year old thread?
 
Old 12-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #9
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Why are you resurrecting an almost 7 year old thread?
Sorry, my mistake. I only got that thread TODAY and didn't check the date.
Sorry, but no harm meant ;o)
 
  


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