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Old 10-29-2003, 10:40 PM   #1
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Loading GUI on mandrake linux

I have just installed mandrake linux 9.2 on my computer (single boot) and everything seems to work great except that I am started at the command prompt version and the GUI doesn't load. A possible problem source would that my comp crashed during the configure hardware (more precisly the test graphics settings phase) during install. Is there any way to fix this as for I do not want to be stuck with text based linux forever.

General config info: Pentium 133, 64 ram, 6gb hard drive

I don't think it's a hardware issue because it ran Win 98 SE perfectly before the format.
Old 10-29-2003, 11:05 PM   #2
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login and then do
If the install went all right, this will load KDE. If it doesn't work, become root using the command
and then do
This starts the graphic card configuration tool. Do NOT test in XFdrake. It was broken and I guess they still haven't managed to fix it. Just do your configuration (it should auto configure and you should just accept it for the starter) and save the settings (w/o testing!!).
After this, get back to being a normal user using
and try


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