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Old 08-15-2001, 10:18 AM   #1
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Some problems with Mandrake

Hello. I'm new to the linux world, and decided to start with an easy-to-install dirtribution, which ended up being Mandrake 8.0.

Anyhow, in spite of all its praise, I have experienced some unusual problems (to the best of my knowledge)

1) If I let LILO do its default boot or select the first item (Linux), my screen goes black and my computer stops responding (which means I have to manually shut down power, which always makes me nervous.

2) Selecting Linux up works fine. System boots and takes me straight to Gnome.

3) I have experienced in Gnome, however, problems with my cd folder in mnt/, which stops recognizing cds occassionally or has a previously inserted cd stuck in cache.

4) With KDE, kword crashed on me twice, and my keyboard stopped responding entirely to any apps during one session.

5) When I shut down the screen gets ugly with an a gray fine criss-cross pattern and irregular green and pink lines at the top, suggesting problems with my video adapter.

6) I can't open gimp

I just wanted to know if these were common problems or if sth is seriously wrong with my setup... Does anyone have suggestions for effective trouble-shooting?

Old 08-15-2001, 04:34 PM   #2
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We need a complete list of your hardware to able to help on this problem, post that and you may get a reply
Old 08-15-2001, 05:30 PM   #3
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Someone had a thread going a while back with a lilo linux up option. I think it was something to do with the plain linux option being an smp setup. They had a similar problem. Tried to search the forums, but hundreds of threads came back (keyword linux!!!).


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