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Old 11-24-2001, 02:21 AM   #1
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localhost login, how??


Hi all, yesterday i installed Mandrake on my pc and now have a triple boot system. All seemed to go well, i would boot into linux and away i'd go. But after two returns to linux it now asks me to login, which i do, then password, which i give, and then i get the following: [name@localhost Name]$. What do i have to type or do after that to start the linux progam? Otherwise i cannot get into the linux OS. Many thanks Where its written name , my name appears which i put in during the install. Again thanks.
 
Old 11-24-2001, 02:43 AM   #2
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you ARE in linux, you just haven't had X start for some reason.... ahh come on admit it, you've been a fiddlin'!

type startx to load X, and assuming that does work then you'll probably want to change your initlevel back to 5, as i'd assume it's been changed to 3 (5 = start with X, 3 = normal start)

go to mandrake control centre | boot | boot config and select Launch teh X-window system at start.

if that doesn't work, manually edit the /etc/inittab file and change the 3 to a 5 in the line that says:

id:3:initdefault:
 
Old 11-24-2001, 03:40 AM   #3
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Me a fiddlin!!I thought that was the reason we had OS's. Thanks for the tip, will do as you say and post back....
 
Old 11-24-2001, 04:15 AM   #4
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Hi again, did as you said, typed startx and fired up KDE. Found that file/etc/inittab which as you said was at 3. When i changed it to 5, i was told i did not have write permission!, whatever that is. Any help on that one....thanks
 
Old 11-24-2001, 05:05 AM   #5
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you need to be root to edit it
 
  


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