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Old 10-31-2003, 07:54 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 can't load X windows

Hi there

Have had mandrake on system for two days and it was running well, now when i turn my pc on i get the gui lilo bootloader and everything lists as ok, then i get the logon prompt but it's text based and not the gui, i'm new to linux so i am now lost, can login through the text based prompt but have now idea how to get the gui windows back. Help please


Old 10-31-2003, 08:13 AM   #2
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What happens when you type "startx"?
Old 10-31-2003, 10:11 AM   #3
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If login screen is a graphical box, choose desktop option: KDE/Gnome/CDE.
By default desktop remembers last login mode (text command mode).

Otherwise desktop login program is failing to start;
need to look at X startup log to determine the reason.
Old 10-31-2003, 03:16 PM   #4
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Hello all

startx worked thanks, then went into system config tool then drak boot and selected start gui interface on startup, unsure why this changed but sorted now, thanks to all, the joys of learning, lol.

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