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Old 04-15-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
WeeEdd
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Mandrake9-How to access desktop


I am a complete newbie - so, please, no sarcastic answers. I have installed Mandrake9 and, when I boot up, the screen asks for Login and then Password. I type in my login name, which is eddie and type in my password when it is asked for. The screen comes up with:
[eddie@localhost eddie] $
It is obviously looking for a command line. I have looked through the Documentation CD but could not find anything. I am not completely ignorant of command lines as I did a few lines of programming in BASIC many, many moons ago.
Any help and/or advice would be very much appreciated.
Eddie
 
Old 04-15-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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If what you want is getting into kde or gnome or whatever, just type
Code:
startx
 
Old 04-15-2004, 12:56 PM   #3
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Many thanks. There are problems with the screen configuration but, at least, I know how to get started.
Eddie
 
Old 04-16-2004, 12:55 AM   #4
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You can enable a graphical login screen by: Going to Mandrake control centrre->Hardware->Graphical server->Options. Say yes.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 03:51 AM   #5
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Hello beejayzed and jib2
Again many thanks for your advice. I do not know how many people would manage without the advice and help from forums.
 
  


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