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Old 12-30-2003, 02:57 AM   #1
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Logging on problems


I have successfully installed Mandrake 9.2 The problem I have now is this:

When I boot up the box after the graphical boot-up, Mandrake switches to the text mode userlogin prompt. I type in my userlogin and password which are accepted but the computer stays in text mode. How do I switch to KDE or GNOME from the text mode and how can I make it boot-up as KDE or GNOME?
 
Old 12-30-2003, 08:20 AM   #2
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If configured correctly the startx command should start x. You can use Mandrake control center to configure x to start at boot.

Post errors if startx doesn't work.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 10:02 AM   #3
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I typed in startx and got the following message:

execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 13)
giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

Any ideas???
 
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Did you select and configure x during the install process?
 
Old 12-30-2003, 01:24 PM   #5
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OK. Stupid of me. No, I hadn't configured X

I've re-installed and it appears to work fine

I had missed this step out because with Mandrake 8.0, it detected the settings and applied them automatically and figured it would do the same.

As a matter of interest, could I have configured X without having to do a complete re-install?
 
  


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