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Urrgg... I was having problems finding my browser after GNOME decided to hide them, because it thought that it couldn't resolve something (I have no idea....)
Anyway, after rebooting, I no longer have a GUI. I'm sitting in shell login, and well... I don't really know how to download anything through a shell. Care to tell me how to get back into GNOME? I can't seem to =/
Wow, man.... what just happened? I think my life went kaput. Dude... you're a massive help. But now I'm stumped again. Still no browser. No clue where they went to. Not only that, but "shutdown -r now" does not work.... I get "command not found". Did I miss something, or is that not how you're supposed to restart?
I guess I'm going to have to shut down cold again.
I think I may have an idea what happened with the startup. I was following those instructions on kernel recompiling with slackware, and I had to modify one of the files.... I guess I'll have to modify it back again.
Heh...I don't hate anyone (till I meet them anyways )
I can't think of a file you might have modified to change the run level or make browsers dissapear. Try undoing any changes you've done and see if it gets back where it belongs.
did you re-run lilo after you changed it?
but I still don't see how that could make the changes you describe...try running one of the browsers from a terminal. At the prompt just type the name i.e. $ konqueror or whatever you use and see if it loads or gives errors.
Yeah, I'm reinstalling now. I've had a ton of problems, so I thought maybe it'd be best to start fresh (after 2 days). It shouldn't take too awful long, since i didn't have anything on there to mess up anyway.
I didn't realize that looking at Linux cross-eyed would mess it up so bad. In fact, I don't even think I looked at it cross-eyed. Just normally and all.
No, I didn't rerun lilo. Then again, I never ran /sbin/lilo after I modded it the last time, either =/
Probably not a bad Idea. During the course of installation there may be an option to install the kernel sources from the Mandrake CD. If so go on and do that. I wont be on here much longer, as it's 1 AM here. BUT my email is email@example.com and 1654035 is my ICQ number. Tomorrow (i.e. in about 12 hours not sure what time zone you're on) I'll be back, feel free to holler for me and we can pick up where we left off.
Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64+Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 17.3
I don't intend to dampen the spirit. But.
Go to the Mandrake site and find out form there how to get your big box running. I doubt that a normal distribution (Workstation) has much of a SMP support.
More easy even: They probably sell pre-packaged server licenses / distributions. D@mn they are in business, they should all but salivate to set you up.
If you are bent on doing it the hard way (burnpile and others here can surely help, too), you should make sure to get the newest kernel sources 2.6.0 which address IO and SMP improvements in particular.
Rightio, this should be easy. I'm assuming you're using a recent version of Mandrake, like 9.1 or 9.2. At any rate, if there's no /usr/src/linux directory then clearly you've obtained the kernel sources yourself. I recommend installing the sources included with your distro. Use the Mandrake package manager rpmdrake to search for and install the kernel sources (type 'kernel' into the search box) - when you do this it should install ncurses and all other dependencies for you. Then you should be able to open a terminal, su to root, cd to /usr/src/linux and follow the kernel compile instructions you were trying to follow before.