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plkelly 02-08-2004 07:20 PM

Help on how-login
 
I need a little help, I've just finished installing mandrake 9.2 onto my pc, configured all i need to configure, and then rebooted. After it boots up and before it's suppose to go in Gnome, it stops at a command prompt wanting me to login to it. I can login as the user created and i can also login as root.
Question is, how the hell do I start Gnome?

:D

Thanks in advance.

TBC Cosmo 02-08-2004 07:39 PM

As root, type init 5. If it fails, it may mean the graphics card or display info is wrong. You can also check /etc/inittab for the initdefault line and make sure initdefault is 5.

plkelly 02-09-2004 10:29 PM

Worked perfectly, thanks for the help.

DrOzz 02-09-2004 10:38 PM

well i hope your not still running as root, since that is what was mentioned above ..
if you are i recommend you make another user, and use that to log in, rather than staying logged in as root all the time ...
only use root when you have to :p
which definetaly does not mean staying logged in as it at all times .


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