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Old 02-10-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
BuSta7888
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Mandrake won't boot GUI


Hey guys, I'm a complete Linux n00b and Mandrake 10.1 is the first distro I've used. After installing it yesterday, I have had no problem loading into the OS and doing what I want to do with the GUI, but now when I boot into Linux it brings me to a black command prompt where it asks me to login. After I login, all I can do is use commands, does anyone know how I can boot back into the GUI that I was using? I believe it was KDE...
 
Old 02-10-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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what is the default runlevel? 3?

once you log in, try this command (as root): runlevel

it will say :
Code:
# runlevel
N 5
In your case (I guess) it willl say N 3

right? If that's the case, it means the default run level is 3. You would have to set it at 5.

Edit the /etc/inittab file.

There's a line that sets the default run level.

It has to say:
id:5:initdefault:

In case you need a visual editor, switch to the graph mode with:
init 5

Tell me about your findings.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 02:39 AM   #3
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or after logging in type 'startx'
You can change the login GUI in options somewhere
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:06 PM   #4
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Ok, I type in startx and it comes up with errors. Is there any other GUI I can boot into?
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:46 PM   #5
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as u login as root
u can also try emacs, if u installed it.

emacs /etc/inittab

change the 3 into a 5.
u'll need 2 press F10 2 give u the menu options.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 07:34 AM   #6
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You have to configure X.

As root, use the command XFdrake
 
  


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