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Old 05-30-2004, 07:32 AM   #1
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Question from a real beginner


Hello
I just downloaded Mandrakelinux 10.0 and I am seriously interested how I can work with it.
So, like I said, I downloaded it and when I start it I have to enter name and password.
Then there appears the row: localhost *user*$:
what do I have to do now? How can I get (for ex) into the internet? I don't know anything how and what to do then.
I realy feel stupid.
Thank you for your help.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:36 AM   #2
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Hmmm.. I don't think mandrake should start like that, unless there's a problem with your graphics setup.

Try "startx", that'll start the graphics server, and should start KDE.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:41 AM   #3
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Dear Brenton
So I have to start Linux and tipe in username and password and then tipe in: startx?
Thank you
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:47 AM   #4
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Yep, but Mandrake should startup in a graphical login. So if it isn't, something may be wrong. Try it and see if it works.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:54 AM   #5
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Dear Brenton
If I tipe in "startx":
execve failed for/ect/X11/X(errno2)
Thank you
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:00 AM   #6
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Is there anymore than that? Did anything unusual happen during the install?
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:02 AM   #7
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No, during the install there was all fine. What do you think: do I have to reinstall the program? I downloaded it from ftp://ftp.cs.uu.nl/mirror/Linux/Mand...iso/10.0/i586/
Thank you.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:06 AM   #8
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I'm not sure. I don't think there's a problem with the iso. What graphics hardware do you have?
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:13 AM   #9
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I am not shure
I think it is the "Intel(r) 82810 Graphics Controller.
Thank you
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:21 AM   #10
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I can't find anything on that error. Reinstall Mandrake, and if it still doesn't work start a new topic here. That's about all the help i can give.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:22 AM   #11
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I thank you very much.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:28 AM   #12
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Wait actually I found this. So run "xf86setup" to set up your graphics card again. I'm not sure there might be another program to set up the graphics card, but i don't use mandrake so i can't find out.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:20 AM   #13
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It works!!!!
Thank you very much.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:45 AM   #14
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Ha, a massive great howto type post, hit the "post" button and it's taken me so long to type it in, you've already got it working Thank god for the edit facility

Does that mean you've managed to get it connected to the net as well?

regards

John

Last edited by bigjohn; 05-30-2004 at 10:48 AM.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 11:16 AM   #15
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Dear bigjohn
no, I am not in the web jet. Can you give me some advices?
Thank you
 
  


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