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XFree86 is inaccessible
Boot to Command line startx ,Screen full of text detailing error.
IO fatal IO error 104 vatal server error
Have tried Rescue from CD Mandrake 9.1. Upgrade from CD, Interactive install.
xfree86 will not boot to KDE desktop
Any further information to have system bootup KDE
The most typical cause is the video card is not properly detected. This means you will have to configure it manually yourself. You might start with a google search with "xfree86" and our video card's chipset listed. Worse case, you might have to use the low performance "Vesa Frame Buffer" driver, assuming your video card was made in this century and is Vesa 2.0 compliant. Sometimes if your video card doesn't have much internal memory and you DON'T have AGP-gart being loaded, then X can't get enough memory available to go into any "desired" video modes.
The next typical cause is that the mouse (pointer device) isn't being detected. You can deal with this in a similar method as above.
If you can us more detail on the error message, (just type "X -probeonly" so that just the server starts up and not all the wm stuff associated with your GUI is loaded. Look for error messages that would be more meaningful to us.) We can help you more. Also you might tell us what kind of video card and mouse (serial, USB, PS2 types etc) you have.
Thanks for Wartstew,Fancypiperand Theother1
Pleaed to inform you that Xfree is booting to KDE desktop
I used Interactive Mandrake from CD. Can only guess that inspite of the fact that I have tried to upgrade the system it failed to startx the CD was not reading and installing all the code.An interesting learning experince ,one could say.
Look forward to Mandrake 9.2