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krazwerk 09-11-2003 08:12 PM

How the heck to I get into the GUI?
 
I'm extremely new to Mandrake Linux... in fact I just finished installing it for the first time 10 minutes ago.

I cannot seem to be able to get into the Graphical Interface mode of Mandrake? It asks me to log-in in text mode... but I have no idea what I'm doing.

My boot options are only:

linux
linux-nonfb
failsafe
floppy

None of them seem to get me into the GUI.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

>> krazwerk the :newbie:

Mathieu 09-11-2003 08:13 PM

Login and then type:
Code:

startx
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Edit:
Please do not post in more than ONE forum.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=91793

krazwerk 09-11-2003 08:27 PM

That doesn't work. I get an error (errno 13) and then later, after it "gives up" I get (errno 2) :(

krazwerk 09-11-2003 08:47 PM

Full error information is here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...496#post475496

Demonbane 09-11-2003 09:38 PM

try first creating a .xinitrc file in your home directory, if it isnt there already, that says something like:

exec startkde

then run /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config to configure x again
and/or try do:
ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 /etc/X11/X


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