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I having lots of problems but im sure some experts can give me pointers. Please.
I have installed mandriva 2007 from the DVD ISO. Ive become quiet an expert since I must have installed atleast 10 times after various breakages. ouch!
I started another thread because I seemed to be breaking KDE. As the problem has gone along I have picked up more and more info but its now getting a wee bit tiring.
The windows all become static and header graphic bars are missing. Then I noticed the question mark icon in sys tray. This informed me there was a system configuration error and I should check my logs. more on that in a minute.
Additionally when the problem occurs you cant type into the shell console.
I once also recieved the error message from system stating the dcposerver didnt seem to be running and I havent got a clue what this server is?
Anyway on my set up I also cant get a root login to root desktop. In linux years ago you could.???
Anyway when I havent screwed things I can SU in konsole ok. I cant however remember how to output my logs to screen once I have root.
I tried going through the graphical interface to /var/logs but they are locked and I cant find how I get to be root in my graphical desktop????
If I ever do get to logs as root I dont know what logs madriva want for my config error?
One other thing the errors all kick off normally after I try download and install a new theme into theme manager....which im now not going to touch until I understand the problem.
Lastly I just typed fstab into konsol and got nothing....which is to me a bit weird.
Anyway thats my problems....any takers?
My knowledge is only basic since I havent run Linux in years.