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Old 04-25-2004, 05:36 AM   #1
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how to get to KDE from shell?


Hi there, i have just installed mandrake 9.0 on my system (with no other OS installed) and dispite selecting to be logged on to the KDE interface, am instead logged onto the shell....

I press 'I' during the loading phase, but i still go onto the shell

being new to the whole linux thing, i have no idea how to change this or how to get onto the GUI.

can someone please tell me the command(s) i need to enter to get out of the shell and onto any form of GUI? and also a help would be anything i can do to make sure i start off in a GUI?

thanks in advance

-a gratefull n00b

edit: oops, i meant KDE, not KDM :$

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Old 04-25-2004, 06:09 AM   #2
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startkde

if that fails

startX

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Old 04-25-2004, 06:19 AM   #3
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Originally posted by debian_dummy
startX
that does something

although i now get an error saying:

(WW) Warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown
(==) logfile: "var/log/XFree86.0.log"
(==) using config file "etc/X11/XF86config-4" using vt7
(ww) radeon: no matching device section for instance (busID PCI:2:0:1)
(EE) no devices detected

fatal server error:
no screens found



how can i fix it?

thanks
 
Old 04-25-2004, 06:20 AM   #4
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startkde
that also gives up an error about 'nodisplay'
 
Old 04-25-2004, 06:55 AM   #5
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From the error message it looks like you have a problem with your X config.

Do you have a Radeon vidoe card ?

Go to the Mandrake forums (link below) and search or post a new topic about X not working with a Radeon card Mandrake 9.0

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...php?forumid=30

To save you a few posts, type lspci -v and include the Radeon stuff in your post and , more importantly, include the contents of your /etc/XF86Config file in the post

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Old 04-25-2004, 06:58 AM   #6
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From the error message it looks like you have a problem with your X config.

Do you have a Radeon vidoe card ?

Go to the Mandrake forums (link below) and search or post a new topic about X not working with a Radeon card Mandrake 9.0

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...php?forumid=30

To save you a few posts, type lspci -v and include the Radeon stuff in your post and , more importantly, include the contents of your /etc/XF86Config file in the post
ok, thanks. i have a radeon 9800 card.

i will go and write down what the log file says, and then type it on here

how do i get onto the file? do i just type in its pathway?

tkz
 
Old 04-25-2004, 08:23 AM   #7
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to get the log file - from Linux type

cat var/log/XFree86.0.log

this will list the contents of the log file
 
Old 04-25-2004, 08:28 AM   #8
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to get the log file - from Linux type

cat var/log/XFree86.0.log

this will list the contents of the log file
thank you
 
  


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