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If you only get the command-line prompt when you boot, you have booted into runlevel 3 (text mode). Runlevel 5 is the graphical mode. From the command prompt, type 'init 5' (without quotes) and press enter. That should get you to graphical mode.
Assuming that works, edit the file /etc/inittab. Look for the line which reads id:3:initdefault and change it to id:5:initdefault. Save the change, then reboot to see it boot to graphical mode.
Yeah the pic is bad who cares? All that black is also black on the screen. If this is THE GUI... I DON'T WANT MANDRAKE!!
This is absolutly NOT the GUI from the screenshots on Mandrake. Yes I want to learn about Linux and I have Linux now but I also want a nice GUI like in Knoppix. If I have a nice GUI I'm probably gonna fully migrate to Linux. But this.... this can't replace WinXP. I couldn't even leave the GUI so I just unplugged my PC after trying everything.
EDIT: I guess I was a little too slow with posting. Well anyway before I do what u said (bigrigdriver) should I put default depth back to 24?
EDIT2: Well I just did the init 5 thing without changing back to 24 and then I got the same thing like on the picture. That's not what I want this is what I want: http://images.mandrakesoft.com/img/s...mdk92-scr3.jpg And really my PC and video card and whatever are great so I don't understand why I can't use 24....
Unfortunatly... it didn't. But thanks anyway! I learned a lot in these 2 days and in these 5 (maybe 6 if I post this) pages. But..... what does it matter if I can't get into the nice GUI? For me.... it would matter nothing coz I wouldn't use it.
The reason why your advice didn't work is coz I have to do this first:
[root@Vigor11 root]# cd /mnt/windows/Linux
[root@Vigor11 Linux]# cp ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run /tmp/
[root@Vigor11 root]# cd /tmp
[root@Vigor11 tmp]# ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run
And after I do the last thing I get this:
ERROR: Unable to find the system utility 'ld'; please make sure you have the package
'binutils' installed. If you do have binutils installed, then please check that 'ld' is in your path.
I've been doing this for 2 days now and it isn't funny anymore. I just wanna get into the nice lookin X. I'm gonna give it one extra day. If it's August 5th 00:00 my time and I'm still not there.... I'm just gonna try some other Linux and not Mandrake or Knoppix. Yeah Knoppix is alright but I don't want to use a Linux that's on a CD all the time.
and btw: in response to your last post
this is a learning experience. im telling you, you dont want to give up. work out the bugs, and the dependencies, it will go smooth as silk
you just need to get the development packages installed before you can compile/link/whatever adn you dont have them
stay the course, youll be glad you did