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Old 12-12-2003, 02:25 PM   #1
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How to start desktop in Mandrake 9.2

Hi there
I have just installed Mandrake 9.2 and would like to know how to start the graphical desktop enviroment?
I get a command line from where I can log in as root or as a user.
You can guess I am new to this! - probably something I should have set up during install?


Old 12-12-2003, 02:27 PM   #2
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well assuming you did install a desktop environment during install, did you try to simply type startx from command line yet?
Old 12-12-2003, 02:27 PM   #3
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1) how did u install ur OS? because mdk 9.2 in deafult is GUI desktop...

2) try startx in shell, to start desktop

Old 12-12-2003, 02:53 PM   #4
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........ and for future reference, if you want to boot into GUI mode by default - as Root user on the command line ( you could open Konsole and su to Root user)

kedit /etc/inittab

when the file opens up change




then save the file and reboot -
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Thanks for the help.
Turns out I did not have the graphics card drivers set properly at the set up screen. I did a reinstal as the above did not work.
Is there a way to get back - or start the configuration - screen again after installation in case I make the same mistake another time?

Thanks again. Mandrake looks good!



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