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Old 03-04-2002, 04:21 AM   #1
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Unhappy help with winlinux :/

hello . i have just intall winlinux 2001 , well my problem is that when it boots up is all black meenig text mode , am wondering how come? if am going to log in it logs me in but in text mode then it t ell me localhostXXXX am wondering how can i get it in graphical mode and yes when i but up the pc it ask me if i want to but up using linux or windows can any one help thx .

Old 03-04-2002, 09:28 AM   #2
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Try typing this when you have logged in:


This may start up the GUI if you have installed it correctly.

What is the problem with the boot loader asking whether you want to use Linux or Windows? Do they both work?
Old 03-04-2002, 09:47 PM   #3
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the problem is not booting actualy when it boots up i meen the pc well it ask me wich os do i want to use and if i go to linux well every thing is in text mode log in and pass every thing .and it come out as localhostXXX such and such if u know what i meen
no graphick all in text
Old 03-05-2002, 04:56 AM   #4
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Have you tried typing ... start x ... at the prompt?

I haven't tried winlinux, but I did download some other linux for windows programs a few years ago. They were all garbage. I'd suggest that you download Mandrake or Redhat and forget about that Linux for windows nonsense.

Old 03-05-2002, 08:51 AM   #5
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When you choose Linux as an option - let it load up.

When it has stopped - type your username in press enter. Then type your password and press enter.

The try what psterr said. Type:


and press enter. If this doesn't work you may well not have a graphical display installed.
Old 03-05-2002, 06:58 PM   #6
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if startx doesn't work try (this is case sensitive!)
#XFree86 -configure
the shell (the text on the screen) will then instruct you what to type to test the new config file. if you test the config file and see a ugle screen with an x in the middle, then you are getting close. type <ctrl>-<alt>-<backspace> at the same time to end the test and then copy the new config file to /ect/X11 like this:
#cp /path/to/ /etc/X11/XF86Config
remember all these commands are case sensitive.
try startx again and you should see kde or gnome or something startup.
once you are in your desktop, go to and check out how to configure your display to look nice.
if you have a geforce 2 pro with a pf790 monitor, i can post my config file for you to see / use if you need it. another thing to look out for is that usb mice are kinda tricky to get working sometimes, so you might wanna be sure you are using ps/2 untill you learn more about the config options.

good luck!
Old 08-06-2003, 03:57 AM   #7
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Is possible send me a valid activation code for my winlinux 2003?


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