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Hi Twilli, I have tried to execute startx and got the same error message (only shorter) but basically it said that x-server was shut down. I don't think my problem is the same with the thread you give me as I have already got my Mandrake run well for few days. I think I have deleted few files by accident. Is there any repair option from the Mandrake cds as in Windows? Thanks.
Hi Twilli, I have tried to uninstall (successfully) kde with all related dependencies using urpme command and then reinstall (successfully) kde with all related dependencies using urpmi command but I still can't get the GUI running. I have checked the inittab file and X11 was already set to be the initdefault.
The error message was still the same. I didn't record the whole error message but it ended with:
Error: can't contact kdeinit!
Waiting for x server to shut down.
Finally I decided to wipe out the Mandrake 9.0 installation and give Red Hat 9 a try. It's up and running now as dual boot with WinXP. And I am happy with Red Hat 9.