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Old 09-11-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
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Console Question - [Importent]


Hey,
i just installed Mandrake 10.1 and after rebooting it asks me for os....i choose linux and after loading a bit a console opens like in msdos and after i enter the before entered login and username it says

username@localhost

and i dont know what to do i just want to boot normally and use mandrake?!

Thank you !
 
Old 09-11-2004, 05:27 PM   #2
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You need to be a bit clearer about what used to happen and what is currently happening. Did you used to get a graphical login? Do you have to login at all now to get the "username@localhost" prompt?

It could be that your /etc/inittab file has gotten altered. Open that file in a console text editor like pico and look for a line like this:

id:4:initdefault:

If the number is something other than 4 or 5, you need to change it to 5. That should get you back to booting in graphical mode.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 05:46 PM   #3
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hey,
thanks for your answere...

it says:

localhost login: <here i enter my username>

then i press enter...

password: <now i enter my password>

then i press enter again

username@localhost
------------------------------------

im really 100% noob in that mandrake stuff and dunno what to do exactly, pls help

thx


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Old 09-11-2004, 06:05 PM   #4
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Hoi, i think " startx " will start-up the grapics, like
username@localhost#startx ( and hit return....)

egag
 
Old 09-11-2004, 06:10 PM   #5
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hello,
now i wrote down the exact phrase it gives me....so there is a black box with this content:

Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (RC1) for i586
Kernel 2.6.8.1-8mdksmp on a Dual-processor i686 /tty1

[username@localhost username]$
 
Old 09-11-2004, 06:43 PM   #6
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pls help i really need to get it work fast!

thx
 
Old 09-11-2004, 06:52 PM   #7
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did you try " startx " ?

egag
 
Old 09-11-2004, 06:58 PM   #8
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Mandrake should boot into X (GUI) by default, so you either chose an unusual option during the installation or something is messed up. Maybe X tries to load but doesn't start sucessfully.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 07:14 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by egag
did you try " startx " ?

egag
yes thank you soo much you are my hero

but then i see the KDE screen and after some time it disappears and i just see the blue backround and nothing happens its like if it freezes but i can move the mouse...

second, not soo important problem:

how can i set it that i dont need to enter startx everytime?

thx!
 
Old 09-11-2004, 08:23 PM   #10
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Read Hangdog42's reply about the /etc/inittab file.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 09:37 PM   #11
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Read Hangdog42's reply about the /etc/inittab file.
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:54 PM   #12
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Try this;su
<root password>
nano -w /etc/inittab also you may need to configure X.Don't know how mandrake does it,search there site.
 
  


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