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Old 06-05-2002, 12:02 PM   #1
ebakunin
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Oops - Mandrake 8.2 loads to command prompt


I was trying to set up my system to handle a MS Optical Intellimouse (thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=mouse+button)

I had problems creating a script for .kde/Autostart, though I did modify my XF86Config-4 file. When I rebooted, Linux loaded to a command prompt (Bash). I have since removed any changes to the XG86Config-4 file.

I'm wondering:
1) How do you load up KDE from a command line?
2) How do I undo the changes to .kde/Autostart so Linux starts up in KDE again?
3) How the hell do I set up my mouse correctly?

Thanks for the help.

 
Old 06-05-2002, 12:38 PM   #2
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The easiest way to start KDE from the command would be to type startx. This should load KDE straight away (being Mandy, KDE is the default), but if it doesn't:

create/edit the file in your home directory called .xinitrc (the dot is important), and put in a line, right at the beginning, which states exec startkde. Now, when you type startx, it should load KDE.

The things you did to ~/.kde/Autostart should have no bearing on KDE starting. If it doesn't even try to load X (graphical stuff) on boot, then you need to edit the file /etc/inittab. At the beginning there should be a line that looks like init:3:default (or something)...change the 3 to a 5...there should be plenty of comments in the file to help. If in doubt, at the command prompt (before loading KDE), move into the .kde directory (cd ~/.kde) and rename the Autostart directory to something else (mv Autostart eAutostart, for example).

As for the mouse...have you tried running mousedrake from the command line (even with X running)? I've never had mouse problems, so I'm affraid I'm only stabbing in the dark here.
 
Old 06-05-2002, 01:57 PM   #3
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Thanks so much, that solved the KDE problem.

Now I'm back to setting up my mouse. In the Intellimouse thread I listed above, they mentioned editing .xdefaults. Where is .xdefaults, and for that matter, why won't a find request run in KHome bring up the file?
 
Old 06-07-2002, 05:01 AM   #4
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The file should be in your home directory. The . at the beginning means that it's a hidden file, so if you're using the command prompt, you'd need to use ls -a to see it. Oh, and I think that the x at the beginning is an X (capital), as in .Xdefaults - capitalisation does matter.
 
  


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