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Old 07-25-2004, 09:19 PM   #1
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Linux Mandrake 10.0

Hi I just installed Mandrake Linux 10.0 and im a newbie in linux and i get this problem when im trying to start linux..
I choose linux from the bootloader...
then the console comes up and i log-in as root... and I type in kdm
but it doesnt do anything...
then i type kdeinit
and i get alot of errors like
kdeinit: shutting down main client
metex  destroy failure device
QPixmap: Cannot Create QPixmap
QPixmap: Cannot Create QPixmap
kded: cannot connect to xsever localhost:0
kded: ERROR: communication problem with kded, it probably crashed
kdeinit: cant connect to xserver
kdeinit:Might not terminate at end of sessoin
and when i try startx this comes up
execvue for (etc.)/XII/X
xinit: server error
any help guys??
Old 07-25-2004, 10:02 PM   #2
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You should use 'startx' to start the X server -- you have to have it running before you can start any graphical desktop. If it didn't come right up you may have a configuration problem so post any errors you get if you have trouble.
Old 07-25-2004, 10:28 PM   #3
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can you post some information about your video chipset.

Are you running onboard video and if so do you have the drivers installed (if not already with the distro)

also, might wanna check that XFree86 exists in your /etc/X11 directory.

The startx command loads most of the configuration stuff from the XFree86 file.
Old 07-25-2004, 11:05 PM   #4
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try running this: yours should be very similar to mine, im running mandrake 10 also, but it may differ slightly

[scuzzy@localhost scuzzy]$ cd /etc/X11
[scuzzy@localhost X11]$ ls -a
./              lbxproxy/     X@                         xkb/
../             mesa.conf     xdm/                       Xmodmap
app-defaults/   prefdm*       Xerrors.txt*               Xresources*
applnk/         proxymngr/    XF86Config-4.bak           xserver/
blackbox/       rstart/       XF86Config                 Xsession*
encodings.dir   starthere/    XF86Config-4               xsm/
enlightenment/  twm/          XftConfig.README-OBSOLETE
fs/             WindowMaker/  xinit/
glx.conf        wmsession.d/  xinit.d/
[scuzzy@localhost X11]$ su
[root@localhost X11]# xf86config
this SHOULD solve the issue
Also: The XF86Config-4 file is your actual configuration. This is the one you'd edit if you know what you need to add/remove.

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