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Old 03-10-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
plinkoman
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Question gui not loading


i just installed mandrake 10.1 on my old pc, and for some reason, when ever it loads, it only takes me to the terminal. how do i open kde or gnome from here?

thanks.

edit: i searched around and figured out that i need to enter: startx, but it keeps giving me errors. i tried running xorgconfig, but it still wont let me run startx. is there anything else i'm supposed to do first? "fatal IO error 104" is what it says now.

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Old 03-10-2006, 08:16 PM   #2
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How old is your PC?
 
Old 03-10-2006, 08:27 PM   #3
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4 years. it's a p4 2.2GHz, 768MB ram, geforce 6600GT, dual 17" crt monitors, if any of that makes a difference.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 08:28 PM   #4
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DO you know any specifics about your hardware... and, can you post your /etc/xorg/x11.conf file?
 
Old 03-10-2006, 08:30 PM   #5
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Also, look at /var/log/xorg.log (or something like that) and see if it tells you anything useful about why it failed.

Maybe even dmesg...
 
Old 03-10-2006, 08:31 PM   #6
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In theory, you shoudln't have problems installing Mandrake 10.1 in that PC. If you can post the result of this command:
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cat /etc/X11/XFree86.0.log | grep "(EE)"
so we can see what is the error that prevents you from using the X Window System.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 08:34 PM   #7
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DO you know any specifics about your hardware... and, can you post your /etc/xorg/x11.conf file?
yes, i know all the specifics of my hardware, i built the thing myself, what do you need to know?

i tried looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log, but it said permission denied (i'm logged in as root)

as for /etc/X11/xorg.conf, it's teling me "no such file or directory", even though i ran through xorgconfig and told it to write the file there.

edit: ok, now i have an even more weird problem, i tweaked xorg.conf and was able to get startx to work, but the image is completely screwed up. the bottom halves of both my screens showed nothing, and on the top i had a row of tiled images (4 per screen). i could move my mouse, but i could barely see anthing (really blurry, very little color detail)

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