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Old 05-02-2006, 05:25 AM   #1
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Question i can't start the mandrakelinux 10.1


i need your help please regarding the mandrakelinux 10.1 installation,

each time i open the linux i got

localhost login: (here i enter my login name)

then it take me to the command prompt

[name@localhost name]$_

after that i type startx

and it gave me the follwoing msg:

execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno2)
giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X servr
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

it's first time i install the Linux software and i have no idea about how to operate it so if anybody can help and give me the right steps how to install it, i appreciate it

i download the software from the offical mandrakesoft website and i paid for it,
and i have those files on iso format.

please helppp ( F1 F1 F1 )
Old 05-03-2006, 02:21 AM   #2
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Hi there

looks like you have not installed the required packages.

Well as a newbie you should start with full Installation of Linux

you can try installing the packages like

urpmi <package name>

For your case you can try the following

urpmi xorg

urpmi xorg-x11

urpmi xserver



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