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Old 05-21-2003, 10:28 PM   #1
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Mandrake Problem


I have my pc dual booted and any time it tries to load linux all that shows up is a timer icon and a black screen. It sort of looks how it would look if your moniter couldn't handle a big display setting in windows and you set it to that setting, however I didn't set it to a high setting.

So, why would it be all fuzzy and messed up like this?

For the "linux" option it gives me the above.

For "failsafe" it gives me

"Telling INIT to go to single user mode.

sh-2.05b: "

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Old 05-22-2003, 01:49 AM   #2
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the timer icon is a clock, It sounds like you are in twm (a famous windows manager)


If it's fuzzy you may need to configure X (or adjust the monitor)

there are a few tools to configure X. Xconfigurator usually works good.

as far as this

sh-2.05b

it is known as a command prompt. It means you are in a shell (probably bash) and the system is ready for you to enter commands.

try typing Xconfigurator and see if that works.


If you don't like twm try another window manager. If you did not install any others you might want to install and try wmaker, gnome, or kde.

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Old 05-22-2003, 10:20 AM   #3
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When I tryed in xconfigurator it said "command not found". :\
 
Old 05-22-2003, 10:31 AM   #4
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try this

Xconfigurator


if it does not work you may want to install it

you can get it from the cdrom ( it may nopt be on the 9.1 cd) or download it from Mandrake or rpmfind.net

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Old 05-22-2003, 10:34 AM   #5
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You need the command XFdrake to configure x in Mandrake.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 10:35 AM   #6
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You can also configure it by booting the cdrom and do the expert upgrade. Then there is an option to configure x. The only thing is that you have already setup X using the default Mandrake setup tool and it's not working. You can try it again using different settings, or try a different configuration tool. Or you can always do it manually by editing the /etc/X11/XF86Config file

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Old 05-22-2003, 10:49 AM   #7
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Well, XFdrake worked however, I set the resolutions to the lowest level and hit Test...

It loaded a scrabbled screen and my mouse cursor was a black "X".

I have a raidon 7000 vid card, so I don't know if that would cause a problem, but............
 
  


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