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Old 07-14-2004, 10:52 AM   #1
jakej86
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Question What command to use after logging in on Mandrake Linux 10.0


I'm a newby - just installed a few minutes ago. I am using Mandrake Linux 10 offical. When I turn on the computer it comes up to a black screen and ask me to login, I type my username (jacob) and then it sits a minute then it comes up: [jacob@localhost jacob]$ - what do I do now? Please help, THanks
 
Old 07-14-2004, 10:54 AM   #2
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Your best best is to get X started.... you did install X right??

type startx and you should get your window manager.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:13 AM   #3
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I didn't install X I don't think because I remember it had an error and I said go on cause I didn't know what it was.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:22 AM   #4
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As a newbie, without X, you're in for a steeper learning curve than you need.
Without the GUI you'll need a few books to learn how to do everything from the command line.
After 4 years with Linux, I'm only slowly chipping away at learning the non-GUI way of doing things.

You'd be better off to install again - and you might want to run md5sum on the images you downloaded (I'm assuming you donwloaded them).
Do a google search on md5sum Windows - there's a free program for Windows that will allow you to check the integrity of the downloaded images to see that they weren't corrupted during transmission.

Where did you get the Mandrake CDs?
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:55 AM   #5
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what do u want to use ur system for?
playing videos? then use xine <video file>
audio then use xmms <audio file>
programming then use emacs
just do man ...surf the net find out new commands

but i recommend u get an x and install it...u will find the readme in the folder itself

good luck
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:21 PM   #6
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Old 07-14-2004, 07:30 PM   #7
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Yeah, i had this problem too when i installed mandrake 9.2.

I came to a black screen and was prompted for my login info, like you. What I attempted to do was to log into root (by typing "su" <enter> and then putting my root password) and then i tried to do "startx" but i had problems with my configuration or something.

In the end i just re-insalled mandrake, and it didnt go to the black screen, and i dont have to deal with that now.
 
  


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