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Old 06-15-2003, 08:06 PM   #1
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im only getting command prompt


i had to reinstall mandrake 9.1. I loaded into mandrake the first time just fine , then i went into windows98se. After that i wanted to finish configureing mandrake to my specifications but all i was given was a command prompt with local host login. How can i get to the desktop(s) and make it so it wont go to command prompt again.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 08:12 PM   #2
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edit your /etc/inittab file to change the runlevel to 5 (4 on some other distros).
 
Old 06-15-2003, 11:19 PM   #3
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and instead of getting confused by a comment like that, just set it to 5...and if your not sure where you should see a line that says :
id:3:initdefault
change that 3 to a 5.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 11:24 PM   #4
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lol and to add to that, you can edit your inittab in /etc with a text editor with root permissions so that the default is id:5:initdefault.
save it, reboot, you're done.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 05:08 AM   #5
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remember from the command prompt you can type startX to start the desk top.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 08:09 AM   #6
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how is he gonna get confused by a comment like that???? It's pretty black and white when you go into the file chief....

Last edited by nuzzy; 06-16-2003 at 08:10 AM.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 11:55 AM   #7
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he might get confused by that because he said set it to 5, and some distros it is 4, but buddy specifically said he uses mdk9.1 which uses runlevel 5 to startx, so he might be thinking hrmm what one should i try first, ok i will pick 4, then he is confused, end of story.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 01:27 PM   #8
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Now I'm confused.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 02:48 PM   #9
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lol!!! As am I Crashed
 
Old 06-16-2003, 03:31 PM   #10
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not good with sarcasm i guess...
the point of the matter is, is that if your are wise enough to know that some distros use runlevel 4 then i would think you would be wise enough to know that mdk uses runlevel 5 to startx...the reason i said he may get confused is because you gave him irrelevant information by saying runlevel 4, and he may try that runlevel without success....yes i know all he would have to do is reboot and put 5 in the inittab, but its just the fact that you through 4 in the explanation....
 
Old 06-16-2003, 04:19 PM   #11
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Wow, you need to calm down a bit DrOzz, and no, you are not good with sarcasm. The best way to learn is Trial and Error, it's not a matter of confusion, it's called learning.
 
  


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