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A) Run through the MCC bootdrak module. The last item is whether to boot up to x. This is run level 5 on Mandrake Linux
B) As root, edit /etc/inittab.
Locate -> # The default runlevel.
# The default runlevel.
This is what the GUI setup will end up doing.
By default, you will be using the Mandrake Display Manager (mdm), but you can change that also in the setup. There is a kdm that you can use instead, but I think you just wanted a GUI login method by default.
There may be an entry at the bottom of the KMenu to start a new session. If you already have another session, you can use the shortcut keys to go from one session to another.
The second session will probably be attached to vt8, so you can reach it by entering the CTRL-ALT-F8 combination, and return by entering CTRL-ALT-F7.
Hello Linux users,
As my first attempt at installing Linux and my first use of a forum/question board I am not having much luck. First I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place but I cannot find where to ask a new question on this forum. Perhaps I have been looking at a computer screen too long today.
My problem is,
I have installed Mandrake 10 on a retired Dell Server with a P111 533 processor & 512 mb ram. It appears to have installed and it allows me to login but I cannot get KDE to run and I cannot get permission to change anything. I have read much on this forum and on other sites but have limited knowlege of command lines. (Sorry but I'm a Mac user so I'm used to my icon driven desktop)
How do I get Mandrake to start to a desktop so I have a chance at getting somewhere?
I did try to follow the advice as above but I cannot get permissions.