Originally posted by Tndrbajs
Having installed Linux Mandrake and completed all steps, I now find myself unable to pass the first screen:
After the customary Mandrake Linux release...
comes localhost login: (say) user
I punch them in
last login ...time ... on vc/1
and that's the end of it.
A lonely cursor remains blinking its eye in the screen
and I cannot even think about going any further
Why does it have to be so difficult and complex?
I registered myself properly and chose both KDE and Gnome Graphical Environments at the Package Group Selection installation stage.
The question is: how do I log on now and what have I done incorrectly.
Thank you for your patience and for taking time for dealing with fools like me.
Looking forward to your reply.
When you get to that point, type "startx" (without the quotes) then press the enter key. KDE or Gnome (whichever you chose ats default during install) will start. Hopefully, someone else here will help you boot to the GUI, if that is what you want.