Wow, upgrading X to become personalized with your system is like buying a car then rebuilding the transmission to become familiar with it
Anyway, you might just need to reconfigure X, with mandrake a tool exists called:
If you log in as root from your console and type:
It should start the process. After you've set it up, try using:
To get into your graphical environment. It's very important to swith runlevels while doing all this too. If something does't work, you don't want your system to try to get into a gui if there isn't one right? So...
Open up (with your favorite command line text editor, for newbies I suggest using pico or nano if it's there) your /etc/inittab file (be careful in here) and change the following line:
to :id:3:default: (the 5 to a 3)
This way your system will start in text mode, and then from there to get into your graphical environment (gui) you can type:
And thest things this way. You will also recieve better error message to post up here so we can see what's going on by using startx.