Gorehore, what is with the thread title, there are no stupid questions, just stupid answers.........I'm proud to say I've given my share!
The free download of Mandrake is 3 cd's. The fourth cd is for club members or paid for versions, it was called kde3.3 because it had a newer version of kde available, kde is still on the three cd set, just a version that is a couple months older. It has extra stuff such as rpm installs of proprietary accelerated video drivers sun java and the likes. Often times it seems people will post all four on bittorrent when they really should only post the three. It is really not needed, all that is on it is freely available on the web with a little more tedious installation method. So forgetting about the 4th cd, you should have a full gui after the three cd install. There are a couple reasons why you would end up other than in a gui on boot up, all easily correctable once the folks here figure out which reason it is.
1- you did not enable autologin- look at screen #13 in the link below
This is easily done once you are in the gui (don't think this is your issue or the "startx" command should have started a gui)
2-for some reason you have the wrong video driver loaded
I am curious as to why you would not download and install Mandriva 2006 being that it is current with newer hardware support, and opt for 10.1.
Also, please let us know the model of your video card, and the actual output of your startx command.
Error messages in full help alot. example:
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.