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Old 01-22-2004, 04:24 AM   #1
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I am in Queenland Australia

Have installed Red Hat 9 on my IBM laptop and Desktop Machine
Dual boot to WinXP
But a friend will be visiting me to help me get my modem going in my desktop on Monday

He only knows Mandrake so have wiped RH lol

Have now got mandrake 9.2 CDs only

At the end of install comes up with login in the text prompt instead of Graphics interface on both laptop and desktop

Any ideas?

Hardware

IBM ThinkPad A Series 265213A
CPU x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1
ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics
256k mem

Self Built Desktop
ASUS P4E Intel 84SPE MB
Intel 2.533GHz Pentium 4 CPU
WinFast A280le TDH NVIDA Graphics
512k mem

Thanks








 
Old 01-22-2004, 04:48 AM   #2
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Try "startx" to go to the gui.

If you want the boot to go straight to a gui, edit /etc/inittab

Look for a line like this...

id:3:initdefault:

and change it to...

id:5:initdefault:


Read the comment lines in the file first.

John
 
Old 01-22-2004, 05:11 AM   #3
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please do not label posts as urgent. they maybe be to not, but they are not urgent to us. thanks
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:38 PM   #4
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Many thanks for your help relpying John
have installed Mandrake 9.2 instead and this seems to pickup a lot more
 
Old 01-23-2004, 02:39 AM   #5
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If you've installed the download version of mandrake then you'll need to download and install both the nvidia and ati linux drivers to their respective machines, all the instructions are in the respective readme files for each driver.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:09 PM   #6
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G'day Bern

Thanks
Guess what?

Installation of Mandrake 9.2 on my desktop went like a breeze
Found everything and works fine

only 2 probs are
1. Knows I have a usb Travel Flash 256kb but have to figure out how to mount it - will be far better that the floppy
2. Always takes 2 boots to get into the main screen

anyone got some ideas?
 
Old 01-23-2004, 04:44 PM   #7
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1) You'll have to set it up as a usb mass storage device, see the following for info,
http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/book1.html
2) Flakey hardware???
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:59 AM   #8
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thanks alot for that info mate - will experiment
Hardware nope - bought and tested it myself lol

Cheers
 
  


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