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Old 06-29-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
PerfectHairForever
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Unhappy mandrake 10.2 for ppc


I have Mandrake Linux 10.2 for ppc installed on an ibook g3 and i installed it with kde gui, when i boot the machine it loads display manager properly but doesnt boot to a gui, i can login the prompt and use startx to load kde and it loads correctly, does anyone know how i can get it to boot to kde without going to the command prompt. Also after install before restart it displayed a msg say that i might need to enter "setenv boot-device /pci@F2000000/mac-io@17/ata-4@1f000/disk@0:5,\\:tbxi" in the pram but i cannot do this because the "\" key doesnt work on the ibook. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 06:58 PM   #2
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check your runlevel in /etc/inittab


# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by Mandrakelinux are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:

Don't know what to tell you about your backlash situation, other then you may try to remap another key for it...

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Old 06-29-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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it is set to 5
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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X11 seems to be loading fine but still not directly to kde
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:56 PM   #5
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Hmm, perhaps the problem is in your Xsession* script but I don't even know if the ppc configuration is even the same.

Usually if it is set to 5 and still won't load is suspected a video card problem, however, you say you can starx normaly, so you'll have to go deeper...

If I get anything more I'll post...

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Old 06-29-2005, 10:08 PM   #6
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thx alot man
 
Old 06-29-2005, 11:44 PM   #7
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is there a way i can get it to boot to a different gui like ice?
 
Old 06-30-2005, 10:58 PM   #8
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guess not?
 
  


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