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...
what is the default runlevel? 3?
once you log in, try this command (as root): runlevel
it will say :
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:
In case you need a visual editor, switch to the graph mode with:
Tell me about your findings. :)
or after logging in type 'startx'
You can change the login GUI in options somewhere
Ok, I type in startx and it comes up with errors. Is there any other GUI I can boot into?
as u login as root
u can also try emacs, if u installed it.
change the 3 into a 5.
u'll need 2 press F10 2 give u the menu options.
You have to configure X.
As root, use the command XFdrake
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