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Old 04-02-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
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Question xorg error installing Mandrake 10.2


Hi

I am installing Mandrake v10.2 on a system with a VIA epia V mainboard with 533mhz, 256mb ram, and an onboard trident cyberblade 3d video card

I was at the end of the setup where you choose your hardware. I clicked on the GRAPHICAL INTERFACE configuration where you choose your video card. I found mine but when I clicked OK it said that my xorg configuration was broken. the setup looked like it ended right, but when I started the machine back up it loaded for over 5 minutes and took me to a command prompt. my password and everything worked but all I have is a command prompt with no graphical interface. so far I have tried reinstalling, choosing KDE workstation as a graphical interface, choosing all the graphical enviornments, typing startx into the command prompt, and choosing any random video card.

How can I repair Xorg from a command prompt and is xorg the only problem with the graphical enviornment?

any help with this would be apreciated as I am new to linux. I have reserarched it alot and am migrating from an unstable XP pro. Thanx!
 
Old 04-02-2005, 02:06 PM   #2
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You can either manually edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file or you could run xorgconfig. If you can't find it just slocate it. You might need to run slocate -u first to make the database.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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when I type "xorgconfig" into the regular command prmpt it gives me a message that says -bash: xorgconfig command not found. how do you use slocate?
 
Old 04-02-2005, 04:33 PM   #4
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just slocate and what you're looking for eg. "slocate xorgconf"
You might need to run "slocate -u" first though
 
Old 04-02-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
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I typed in "slocate -u" and then "slocate xorgconf". this gave me another command prompt with no error messages. does this mean xorg is repaired and I am ready to install again?
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:51 AM   #6
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No sorry afraid not that means nothing was found. Try "slocate xf86" and see if there's an xf86conf or something like that and run that.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 08:52 PM   #7
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I tried "slocate xf86" and it turned up many commands. i saw something like xfconf.vin, but when i ran it, it told me there was no such command or filename. I also tried the other results and it said their was no such command too. I think I should get a different type of distro. Are their any out there that are easier for newbies to set up?
 
  


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