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Old 04-27-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
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Can't Even get to the GUI


I'm just starting to learn linux. I'm running mandrake 9.X on VMware and on boot, I can't even get to the GUI (i guess what I'm trying to say is whats the command line to get to the 'windows' part). Also does anyone have any sugestions to someone who doesn't know anything about linux and has no support from friends because they all use windows. Thanks
Sincerely
Brian
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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Type in startx to start the X-Windows part of Linux.

Ooops - almost forgot......... Welcome to LQ
 
Old 04-27-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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Re: Can't Even get to the GUI

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Also does anyone have any sugestions to someone who doesn't know anything about linux and has no support from friends because they all use windows. Thanks
Sincerely
Brian
one place to start is the Mandrake Documentation:

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3

 
Old 04-27-2004, 01:09 PM   #4
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http://tldp.org/index.html
 
Old 04-27-2004, 01:26 PM   #5
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errr... I type startx and I get an error that says ' execve failed for /etc/x11/x (errno 13) ... giving up

AHHH lol what should I do?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 04:29 PM   #6
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You could Google your error message:

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