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Old 02-08-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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how to start graphical mandrake?


when i boot to mandrake 9.2, it goes to the terminal control... how can i go to the graphical desktop?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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type in your username, then your password and then startx --- this is the usual way to start the graphical environment if it's installed.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:45 PM   #3
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when i try to type in my password, it doesn't show up... like as if the keyboard isnt plugged. but i know it is plugged because i was able to type in the user name...
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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that is how it is supposed to be ....
just type it in and press enter
it will not show you anything ...
another security feature ;-)
 
Old 02-08-2004, 06:21 PM   #5
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Is there anyway to disable that feature?

just wondering, if linux is full of choices... it must support disabling it.

Geert.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 07:20 PM   #6
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to the best of my knowledge... no, its a holdover from the old Unix days
 
Old 02-08-2004, 07:44 PM   #7
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I'm sure that's how it is as default, but I'm convinced that I've read some sh1t about password shadowing (I think that's what it's called, don't quote me, if I remember I'll have a look at my copy of Running Linux - from O'Really!).

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Old 02-08-2004, 07:53 PM   #8
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it is called shadowing
 
Old 02-08-2004, 08:24 PM   #9
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thx people, its good now!
 
Old 02-08-2004, 10:45 PM   #10
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were u able to disable shadowing?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 12:26 AM   #11
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no, i was just able to go into graphical mode
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:41 AM   #12
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how did you do it --- ? just so others reading this thread can follow it to its conclusion
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:34 PM   #13
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turns out i dindt install properly
 
  


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