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Old 01-31-2002, 03:14 AM   #1
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New user with Mandrake login problem

Hi Folks,

I'm checking Linux out and during my adventures messed something up. When I login, it goes to command prompt shell deal instead of the graphical interface (I installed Mandrake).

I >think< that when I changed screen resolution it asked me a question about rebooting into X, and I said no. Later my system locked up and I had to power down.

Now, I can't figure out how to get back to the "windows" version of Linux.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to get back to the graphical interface?


Old 01-31-2002, 03:55 AM   #2
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Easy thing to do to start kde.

> startx KDE
This will take you into the KDE window manager.

To set it up so you will always login to the graphical environment, you can go to Mandrake Control Center, click on boot, go to boot setup ( not sure of the exact name - and there are only 3 to check out, i think it's the second one.) and down the bottom of the window you'll see a section which asks if you want to login to the graphical environment automatically. It'll even log you all the way in if you want it to.
Now I'm sure there's a file you can edit which will do the same thing, but being pretty new, I don't know it yet


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