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Old 02-01-2002, 01:40 AM   #1
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Question Mandrake booting

I am running 8.2 beta and I am having some problems booting. It just started after my mouse froze while trying to add an RPM. I restarted the machine (not gracefully, because I couldn't log out of Gnome using just the keyboard) and then when I picked Linux at the LILO prompt I get an error that says

"Unable to load default unknown icon: No such file or directory exists."

I have had similar messages dealing with mouse pointers in the past, but I reinstalled everything recently and have had no problems since then. If I choose Failsafe or Linux-nonfb (what does that mean?) The system boots fine.

1) Is this something to be concerned about ?
2) How do I fix it?
3) What is Linux-nonfb

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks from a new guy at this forum,
Old 02-01-2002, 03:13 AM   #2
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Download Mandrake 8.1. You have a beta version. This means it can be unstable for some systems.

I have Mandrake 8.1 and using an un-supported 3D scroll mouse. A little glitch after I setup the scroll wheel. That is an easy fix. I fix that by unpluging the mouse and put it back in. Then my mouse works.
Old 02-01-2002, 10:40 AM   #3
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It did the same thing on 8.1. I am using 8.2 beta because of some of the new package mgmt systems. Most things in it are quite stable. The mouse problems I have been having have been there since 7.1.

So anyone know anything about the unkown icon thing?


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