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waqer 12-22-2004 07:41 AM

graphical interface
 
I have just installed mandrake 10.0 on my laptop. I am completely new to linux OS. I do not know what to do after I provide login name & password. How can I start graphical user Interface?

OneManArmy 12-22-2004 07:59 AM

startx

sbrewer 12-22-2004 07:59 AM

Type startx at a command prompt.

whipermr5 12-22-2004 08:03 AM

Just do a
Code:

startx
at the command prompt, but make sure you have installed x-windows first! Do
Code:

rpm -qa | grep XFree86
, and if there are results, you have installed xwindows.

waqer 12-22-2004 11:22 AM

I am getting error when try to execute startx and getting following output:

Using authority file /home/user/.Xauthority
Writing authority file /home/user/.Xauthority
Using authority file /home/user/.Xauthority
Writing authority file /home/user/.Xauthority

execve failed for etc/X11/X (errno 2)
givingup

xinit: No such file or directory (error 2):Unabale to connect X server
xinit: No such process (error 3): server error

Furthermore I also executed command rpm -qa | grep XFree86 as suggested by whipermr5 and got following output:

XFree86-4.3mdk
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-4.3-29mdk
XFree86-Xfs-4.3-29mdk

Kindly help.

frazelle09 12-22-2004 07:21 PM

Unable to get into GUI
 
Have installed Man. Linux 10.1 and only get the login and password. Have tried above... startx as well as something called drakeconf as well as XFdrake all to no avail; it still boots into command prompt. Any other ideas?? Arg. i thought this would install fairly easily-- like they say -- it ainīt Windows.

pragun 12-22-2004 08:24 PM

i think its something like Xorg -config .... i had the same problem...after you do that, overwrite the old file with the newly created one, then type startx

frazelle09 12-22-2004 10:38 PM

Unable to access GUI at bootup
 
Thanks pragun but unfortunately it still doesn't do the job. Any other good ideas?

With warmest greetings - fred

whipermr5 12-22-2004 11:09 PM

Try uninstalling and reinstalling XFree86

dalek 12-23-2004 02:18 AM

Sounds like you didn't tell it to install the GUI during the install. I had my old Mandrake to do that once. I re-installed from scratch and made sure to select the GUI. Worked fine after that.

Hope that helps.

:D :D :D :D

colombo187 12-23-2004 03:05 AM

This looks like the place for me :) I just started using Slackware v10, 2 days - first time even looking at a Linux OS.

-problem 1 of many
I'm using fluxbox as the xwindow manager and I try to set the background image using wmsetbg <file name> it sets but won't stay after I exit and restartx.

I got an error after running wmsetbg <filename> ....
wmsetbg warning: could not open domain file /home/colombo/GNUstep/Defaults/WindowMaker
wmsetbg warning: could not open domain file /home/colombo/GNUstep/Defaults/WindowMaker

Is there a certain place I need to store the image file?
Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated, Thanx:)

Haiyadragon 12-23-2004 03:36 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by colombo187
This looks like the place for me :) I just started using Slackware v10, 2 days - first time even looking at a Linux OS.

-problem 1 of many
I'm using fluxbox as the xwindow manager and I try to set the background image using wmsetbg <file name> it sets but won't stay after I exit and restartx.

I got an error after running wmsetbg <filename> ....
wmsetbg warning: could not open domain file /home/colombo/GNUstep/Defaults/WindowMaker
wmsetbg warning: could not open domain file /home/colombo/GNUstep/Defaults/WindowMaker

Is there a certain place I need to store the image file?
Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated, Thanx:)

Woh first time on Linux and you use Fluxbox on Slackware? Nice. Can't help you though, sorry. I'm a Gnome freak :).

dalek 12-23-2004 03:41 AM

KDE here. Flux is fast but I never could get it to settle on me. Just not enough options I guess.

There are Flux users here though.

Later

:D :D :D :D

colombo187 12-23-2004 01:00 PM

I got the background problem fixed by
1)finding the full path for the background image to use.
2)going into /usr/X11R6/share/fluxbox/styles folder. then editing the style I use at start up by entering
Code:

rootCommand:      bsetbg <fullpath to image>
at the end of the file
there is most likely a better way of accomplishing the same result but.... feels good when you get something to work... :mad: when you can't this... is fun

Blackhawkckc 12-23-2004 03:30 PM

I had a similar problem with Mandrake 10.1. Immediately after installing I set up my URPMI and did --auto-select. Everything looked ok...untill i reboot the next day. Boot went fine, nvidia splash screen came up, then i get kicked back to the console. Root could startx, but users couldnt. Ho-hum. So I did urpmi xorg, installed all the packages, and everything was jes peachy. THere was probably an easier way to fix it, but this was fast, and heck, it worked so I can't complain!


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