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Old 07-15-2003, 02:43 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.0 boots in Text Editor


I installed mandrake 9.0 on my PC, but every time it loads up in Text Mode.

I have tried using the command 'startx' but it doesn't work- it says the command doesn't exist.

Does this mean the Graphical Interface isn't installed?
 
Old 07-15-2003, 03:34 PM   #2
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It certainly sounds like. Try the command XFdrake - it should allow you to set up a basic configuration for you graphical interface.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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I tried XFdrake- again it comes up with command not found.

I tried to re-install Mandrake-however when I insert the disk, and choose install it simply crashes- stating 'you can now restart your computer' (Or words to that extent.)

Is there any way to install just the Graphical Interface?

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Old 07-15-2003, 04:58 PM   #4
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Have you logged in as root before running XFdrake? If you are, then type in urpmi XFdrake and hit enter. That should install XFdrake and let you sort out the X-window system. Make sure you type XFdrake exactly like that, by the way. It is case-sensitive.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 05:39 PM   #5
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Thanks!

Unfortunately it didn't work. It does not recognise urmpi either.

Should I just re-install it?

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Old 07-16-2003, 01:58 AM   #6
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If those commands are not there, you really need to reinstall.
 
  


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