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Old 08-30-2003, 05:47 PM   #1
gnr2k3
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Hello, I am new to linux and am running Mandrake 8.1. For some reason when I choose to go into Linux, it takes me to a sceen where I have to type to get around. Unfortunately I am not that smart when it comes to linux, so could somebody tell me how to switch to KDE or Gnome from The Text-Based screen? Oh, and it doesn't give me any options on where to go, it just takes me straight to the text stuff...Thanks In advance
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
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startx
after you log in of course....and you will go to either KDE or GNOME (usually) if you installed the X Window System...
and if it is a sucess...then you can edit the file:
/etc/inittab
and change the line that says:
id:3:initdefault:
to then read:
id:5:initdefault:

these are what the numbers are used for..
3 = text-based
5 = X Windows
 
  


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