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Old 05-21-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
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Mandrake questions

A few things.

1. How do I get KDE desktop (or is it Xorg) to start automatically at startup?
I missed something during install and it dumps me at the root login.

2. How do I get my Comcast USB cable modem to work so I can access
the internet?

Thanks for any help on this.


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Old 05-21-2005, 04:29 PM   #2
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1. You need a file in your /home directory called ".xinitrc" (Note the dot). Put the line "exec startkde" in there, replacing anything else. Create the file if you don't have one.

2. No idea, sorry.
Old 05-21-2005, 07:03 PM   #3
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This is from "Sams teach yourself Red Hat Linux 8 although I have tried it on Mandrake 7 and it worked on that too. Have not tried this on Mandrake 9 or 10.

To just start X , type startx
after you login as root
which hopefully should start X

to set the runlevel from 3 to 5
navigate your way to the
/etc/inittab file
using a text editor, even KWord will work
somewhere near the beginning of this file will be a line that looks
something like this id : 3 : initdefault :
you need to change the 3 to a 5, and save your work

if startx doesnt work
try typing /sbin/init 5

hope this helps


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