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Old 05-23-2007, 08:38 AM   #1
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Mandriva one live install - problem with log in screen


Hi, i'm a new user here! I hope i can find some ansewrs for linux coz i'm a newbie!!!

Well, i've recently downloaded linux mandriva one (i586) and i tried to install it to my PC. After the installation (and after starting the linux from the disk for the first time), one has to insert a password and make some other settings. when i complete these settings the log in screen appears, but when i put my name and my password it returns me back to the same screen with no error msgs. i tried to change some of the settings and i finally was able to get this error msg:
The greeter application seems to be crashing. Trying to use a different one"

Plz, help me, any comments are accepted. Thank you!
 
Old 05-23-2007, 05:36 PM   #2
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Hi, you may have a corrupted disk. can you check the download with md5 to be sure you
have all the data.

search for md5 with LQ search function, and check the disk and/or the iso for any errors that may have occurred during the download or the burn to cd.

Cheers, Glenn.

PS, another way to login is to use the buttons below, choose login via console/terminal.

login with your user name and password, then type startx. that should do it.
 
Old 05-23-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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Hi, you may have a corrupted disk. can you check the download with md5 to be sure you
have all the data.

search for md5 with LQ search function, and check the disk and/or the iso for any errors that may have occurred during the download or the burn to cd.

Cheers, Glenn.

PS, another way to login is to use the buttons below, choose login via console/terminal.

login with your user name and password, then type startx. that should do it.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 11:50 AM   #4
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thanx a lot, but i think it's a problem with my graphic card drivers. I followed some other advice, and they told to open a file from a text editor via a console, but i don't know how to save it. everytime that i try to type a command the text editor (i use vim) recognise it as i want to insert text.

I really appreciate your help!
 
Old 05-24-2007, 12:28 PM   #5
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If it were a problem with your graphic card, you wouldn't get the login screen.

Try logging in with username 'guest' and no password.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 12:33 PM   #6
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ok, i'll try everything. Oh, and sth else. I installed mandriva one again, but this time i unchecked the option "Use Xgl" (for desktop 3d graphics) and it worked. Is it sth with the 3d graphics?
 
Old 05-25-2007, 05:21 AM   #7
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Download and print this vi guide, I've found it very handy, being a gui type of operator.

http://www.kcomputing.com/vi.html

If you need to edit something, what file is it and what changes need to be made? you haven't mentioned that.

regards, Glenn
 
Old 05-26-2007, 06:35 AM   #8
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i read that i had to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 in the boot screen, and then open the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf if i remember correctly with the text editor VIM. then i had to find a section with the following:

Section "Device"
Intentifier "NVIDIA Geforce"
Driver "nv"

and i had to change nv to nvidia. i did it but i don't know how to save the file. If you could help me i would be really gracefull.

As for the other advice, non of them worked, the system either crashes, or it shows the "greeter crash" msg
 
  


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