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some one told me to do that for a quit way to konsole but i found out it goes to the full screen konsole.....and now when i get on my linux it starts up in the full screen konsole...which i really dont want!!!.... plus i dont kno how to get back in the graphical linux from that konsole...so what im askin is this......how do you get from the full screen konsole to the graphical linux... and after that how do you set it so it doesnt do that anymore???
Just a possibility, on my keyboard ctr-alt-F1 takes me to terminal, and ctr-alt-F7 takes me back to X. I don't know if this is with all systems or if I have a bad keyboard, but this only works for me if I use the ctr-alt key combo on the left side of the space bar, not on the right.
If after trying that, you can always log in as root in the terminal and type XFdrake to bring up a graphical utility to redo your X configuration.
Okay I see what happens when you hit ctrl + alt + F1 : It does take you to the console and out of the GUI. Ctrl +alt + F7 does get me back into the GUI, so sounds like your Graphical server must not be running.
alright but it looks fugly again......it has the user selection but its cut off at the bottom...and the screen is draker on one side....anyway to fix it? or should i just reinstall linux??? this is really pissin me off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Although I'm sure it could be fixed without a re-install, that might be a better option for you at this point. Sounds like maybe the graphical server is loading but KDE/GNOME aren't, so you don't have the nice looking GUI. Anyways, Installing mandrake doesn't take that long, so doing so might be less of a hassle for you.
P.S. could you describe in better detail the "fugly" screen or maybe take a picture of it? I can't think of what it is from your description.