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Old 07-08-2003, 01:22 AM   #1
cato_pc
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Exclamation See no GUI, hear no GUI


I just installed Mandrake 9.1 and I am new to Linux. During installation I selected the option of booting in a graphical interface but I just get the command prompt. I reinstalled but still no luck, just the prompt. I saw another thread which was answer with the command "init 5" that did not help. Can and assist me?

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Old 07-08-2003, 02:02 AM   #2
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startx
xf86config

startx at prompt should start x and gnome/kde or a login manager.

use xf86config or xf86setup, if u need to configure x
 
Old 07-08-2003, 02:09 AM   #3
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Thumbs up thank you

I am configuring now.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 02:19 AM   #4
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after config x

after running the xf86Config, I attempt to run startx but receive the following:
execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 13)
giving up

xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno3): Server error
 
Old 07-08-2003, 02:40 AM   #5
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http://www.redhat.com/archives/redha.../msg00117.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=execv...=opera&num=100


In the end (and i'll prolly get flamed for saying so), it may be easier to just reinstall. You have to ask yourself, how long will it take for me to fix it by hand, and how long will a reinstallation take. :/

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Old 07-08-2003, 11:39 AM   #6
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Trace the path listed and verify the permissions on the folders/files it points to.... hell verify their existence as well..

 
Old 07-08-2003, 05:22 PM   #7
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Smile Thank you all

I tried to re-install, thank you for the link to the Red Hat forum. My video card was not detected and Mandrake just ignored. I can see the GUI. Thanks a bunch.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 06:54 PM   #8
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user Xconfigurator ....

its help setup your Video card
 
  


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