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Old 07-07-2003, 09:34 PM   #1
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what's the command to get into GUI of mandrake ?


what's the command to get into GUI of mandrake instead of just the command console
thank you in advance
 
Old 07-07-2003, 09:47 PM   #2
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just type
init 5
this will get you to level 5 or GUI mode
 
Old 07-08-2003, 01:02 AM   #3
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I tried that and it did not work for me. I just installed mandrake 9.1. Any assitance would be welcomed.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 01:50 AM   #4
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try from prompt

startx

if that doesnt work, try xf86config to configure xfree, then startx

you could also try editing inittab in /etc and change init to 5

i had a similar prob with mandrake 9.1 which resulted in the installation of redhat 9

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Old 07-10-2003, 07:59 PM   #5
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when i try startx or init 5 it says command not found any ideas ?

thank you in advance
 
Old 07-11-2003, 12:29 AM   #6
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How very very odd. Can you post up the following (open up a console and type):
echo $PATH

And to copy and paste here, you hightlight the text to be pasted, then using the middle button on your mouse, click in this dialogue box.

Also, can you tell us if you are doing this as root or as a regular user?

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Old 07-11-2003, 02:55 PM   #7
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The location of init and startx should be the following:
init: /sbin/init
startx: /usr/X11R6/bin/startx

If they are not in those locations, use the find command:

find / -name startx
find / -name init

Expanding on the post made by MasterC, it is possible that the PATH environment variable does not contain the correct paths.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 10:10 AM   #8
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thank you guys for solving the problem for me, one more thing do you guys know how to create an admin id and pass in order to logon as admin
 
Old 07-12-2003, 10:33 AM   #9
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Yes, but it's strongly suggested you don't. I'll let you decide whether the "strong suggestion" matters So here's your answer:
Simply open up your /etc/passwd file and add a user with a uid of 0. You can also do this via any other useradd function you have, such as (but not limited to):
useradd
adduser
And the graphical user utilities.

Remember, I VERY STRONGLY suggest you don't.

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Old 07-12-2003, 10:43 AM   #10
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In Linux, the administrator account is called root.
It is the first account created by default on any Linux system.
During the installation of Linux, you were ask to set a password for root (administrator).
Thus, it should be already created.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 10:50 AM   #11
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Or that. I see that I very well may have mis-interpreted the question

Well, hopefully that'll leave that covered for later on

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Old 07-12-2003, 03:35 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mathieu
In Linux, the administrator account is called root.
It is the first account created by default on any Linux system.
During the installation of Linux, you were ask to set a password for root (administrator).
Thus, it should be already created.

well, i remember the password i just dont know where to enter it

when the first screen came up it asking me for user id and pass
do i enter the root pass as user id and pass ?
 
Old 07-12-2003, 03:38 PM   #13
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when you have a screen that says:
login:
you can type "root"
and the you type the root password
if you are already in the terminal as a regular user you can type:
su
and then type the root password.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 07:07 PM   #14
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after the xf86config i attempt to start the GUI by typing the command xstart and then i received an error message
ececve failed
for /etc/x11/x (enno2)
xinit no such file or diractory
xinit no such process
giving up....

any idea ?
 
Old 07-12-2003, 08:46 PM   #15
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Before you used XF86Config, did the X server and GUIs work.

Also, look in /etc/X11, XF86Config may have created a backup.
I can't remember if it does, although I don't think it did.

Try again.
Use Xconfigurator to configure your video card and monitor.
 
  


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