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I have just installed Mandrake 10.0 and am having difficulties in getting the graphical interface working. During installation on the summary page, I had the option to configure the interface, but for some reason it wouldn't allow me to select the option. I have already installed KDE (when installing) and would like to know how to get this running.
You have to be superuser to run init, but that does not appear to be the problem.
Looks like your xserver software isn't installed.
Type this at the console (remember linux is case sensitive) and post the results.
since you couldn't configure the graphics during install, perhaps you don't have the proper video drivers installed. what vid card are you using? you can try typing XFdrake in terminal as root to configure the card properly.
Comparing it to my 9.2 you are missing the server package.
Boot from the mandrake 10 cd 1
From this you should be given the option to "upgrade" your current installation (by pass all the disk partitioning stuff, and DONT format the hard drive).
When it shows the package choosing screen, make sure the KDE box is checked.
If it doesnt bring up kde automatically, try init 5 as root and see what happens.
I'm using a generic video card and my motherboard is Nvidia based. Nevertheless I tired to upgrade my system as such and manually selected XFree86-server-4.3-30mdk since I was missing it. However, it seems my cd's may be faulty as when it specifically searched for XFree86-server-4.3-30mdk it said there was an "error". So I am making new cd's as I type this, and this may solve the problem. Although I did checksum it and verfiy the burn, I still dont know why this happened. Nevermind, it could be a 1 in a million thing.
ok, this is getting strange. Ive burnt new cd's and have tried to install again. But each install is never the same. The first time, I thought ill install kernal 2.6.XX to see if this works...I was wrong. I then seleted kernal 2.4.XX and although I was able to configre my monitor settings during install, after reboot it went to command line again. I have tried to select the XFree86-server-4.3-30mdk individually and still nothing. I have tried to upgrade my current installation and nothing. Another error occured during install saying that "not all GRUB dependancies were satisfied". I cant understand this, since I am using the graphical LILO for booting.
Should I try an install on a different hard drive (I have 4 with 2 in hardware raid) and see if this works?
alternatively, should I just install fedora, since I will be using this machine for email?
I am getting frustrated with this. I was getting the same problems with Mandrake 9.2. None of my Nvidia Drivers worked and I have to complie them all. I was a true newbie then and was intimidated by this, since it was my first encounter with linux.
I was curious why this was happening again, so I downloaded Fedora Core 2 and see it I had the same issues, and amazingly it worked first time. I think I will stay with Fedora since I will be using the computer as a server, and use MDK on my second workstation.
But Thanks for your help MunterMan, it did solve a few mystries along the way. I will rate you for the help you gave me, much appreciated
Gaz25, you might want to try the link MunterMan gave in his last post, it looks like it might work, I didn't use it as I havn't got that much time to sieve through the work around.
good luck Gaz25 with your GUI and Thanks again for the help MunterMan.