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I'm somewhat new to Linux, I installed it once before but was unable to fully migrate from Windows. So I try again. I've just installed Mandrake 9.1 (KDE 3) and it seemed to work without problem. I rebooted and started it up.
But rather than the login prompt I used to receive, with a user list (with icons), I get a text list of what appear to be services: mySQL, apache, games, shutdown, halt to name a few. There is also 'root' and the name of the one user I set up. However, when i click any of these items, I'm prompted for a password. With root, it rejects (clears the box and shakes it) the root password I set during install. The user, for whom I never set a password during install, has the same problem if I leave it blank or use the root password. None of the other options, for which I set no passwords, allow entry. I can't see anything I can do. Can anyone else?
Also, on a less important note, I was unable to set up my printer (Samsung ML4600). It is connected to a SMC barricade router (via parallel), which is connected to the computer via Ethernet. The documentation for the barricade states solely for a *nix setup 'use the traditional method for setting up a barricade printer, usinf printer name "lpt1"'. The install finds no local printers on any LPT port. Maybe also related, I don't think my internet connection (ADSL, plugged into the barricade) works either, suggesting a problem ith the Barricade-Computer link (it does find my NIC, 'eth0')(Both the net and the printer work when using Windows XP or 98). But the first problem is more pressing.