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Old 09-11-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
krazwerk
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How the heck to I get into the GUI?


I'm extremely new to Mandrake Linux... in fact I just finished installing it for the first time 10 minutes ago.

I cannot seem to be able to get into the Graphical Interface mode of Mandrake? It asks me to log-in in text mode... but I have no idea what I'm doing.

My boot options are only:

linux
linux-nonfb
failsafe
floppy

None of them seem to get me into the GUI.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

>> krazwerk the
 
Old 09-11-2003, 08:13 PM   #2
Mathieu
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Login and then type:
Code:
startx
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Edit:
Please do not post in more than ONE forum.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=91793

Last edited by Mathieu; 09-11-2003 at 08:15 PM.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 08:27 PM   #3
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That doesn't work. I get an error (errno 13) and then later, after it "gives up" I get (errno 2)
 
Old 09-11-2003, 08:47 PM   #4
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Full error information is here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...496#post475496
 
Old 09-11-2003, 09:38 PM   #5
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try first creating a .xinitrc file in your home directory, if it isnt there already, that says something like:

exec startkde

then run /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config to configure x again
and/or try do:
ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 /etc/X11/X
 
  


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