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Old 06-29-2005, 08:13 AM   #1
sawan
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Mandrake 10.1 Networking issue


I am a Linux Newbie. I installed Mandrake 10.1 on my system PIII 1GHz with 128 MB RAM.

I set the Networking by DHCP during installation itself. It worked fine then. But after rebooting the "eth0" fails. Machine is in dual boot with Win XP which is working fine (so there are no cable or LAN card issues).

I was trying things with Control Center but my X seem to crashed. I presssed Ctrl+Alt+backspace and it gave me login screen. But now even if entering right username and password it returns back to login screen.

Then I pressed Ctr+alt+F1 for console. and was able to login there. Then "su" command and then "xinit" .it said to remove/tmp/.X ....something file. I remoced it .. rebooted the system using"reboot" command .. but I am still not able to login to KDE/GNOME. I can only work under console (to which i am not pretty familiar).

Please help me out and plz provide me the link to some command line tools list which work in mandrake 10.1

Thanx a lot.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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what happens if you run startx??
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:39 AM   #3
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X is already running. I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F7.


My system defaults boots to a GUI login prompt. the problem is that it is not allowing me to log in even when the username and password is right. And I can easiy log in using the Console (Ctrl+Alt+F1)
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:44 AM   #4
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And if you GUI/login as root?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:45 AM   #5
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In GUI there is no option log in as root. I had created two user during installation. Only those two appear in the list box to select. There is no text box to type the username. So I cant log in as root
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:54 AM   #6
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you have to write it :
USRNAME: root
PSW: ******
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:20 AM   #7
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In GUI login there is a listbox in which two usernames appear. I dont have to write anything and I cannot write anything (there is no textbox to write). Both of those users were created during installation only.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 05:48 PM   #8
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>remove/tmp/.X

xserver is already running you need to kill it

off the top of my head, it tells you to remove

/tmp/X0.lock

whatever, you need to type

#rm /tmp(whatever)

and then

#startx

change your root password on boot... when it boots press e

then addd
#single

when all the messages scroll by type

#passwd

enter an easy password and start again

Regards
Richard
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:58 PM   #9
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I can log on as root through console (Ctrl+alt+F1), thats is not the issue. Then I searched for process with name "X" . killed it. and I was thrown to GUI screen (but I was then working in Ctrl+Alt+F1). Why was a GUI login screen displayed.

X is ot allowing me to log in, throws back to login screen everytime.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 04:34 AM   #10
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I posted my problem here also http://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=26570

but still waiting for a solution.
 
  


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