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Old 11-01-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
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Need help on mandrake!

i installed the mandrake community 10.1 on my sharp actius PC-AV18
My problem is i can't get into mandrake desktop environment. It just went to the command prompt

when loading linux
it says bringing up interface eth0 [Failed]

and when i type startX at the command prompt, it says something like these:

(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Oct 31
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module does not exist, 0)

Fatal server error:
Unable to load required base module, exiting.....

please consult the foundation support bla..bla blla

Could somebody help me?
Thank You in advance

Last edited by ehamdja; 11-02-2004 at 02:30 AM.
Old 11-01-2004, 04:36 PM   #2
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Well, I should say that I too am a linux n00b, but as such I recently went through installing Mandrake 10.0 on my IBM Thinkpad and I had a similar problem. I was using the Mandrake installtion wizard (just installing from CDs, not building my own kernel) and for me it was just a matter of choosing the right screen resolution and video driver during that step of the configuration during install. I know it's not great advice, but maybe try playing with that? I eventually found a combination of options what worked for me....
Old 11-01-2004, 04:44 PM   #3
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check your /etc/inittab to make sure it's set to 5..
or even easier boot disk 1 choose upgrade, after it rebuilds rpm database and checks everything out you will be back at the configuration screen you were at during install. Check everything during screen setup, there is a test button there...USE IT!
Old 11-01-2004, 05:19 PM   #4
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i've done that and it seems there was no configuration that is working
and also i already set the etc/inittab to 5

any suggestion?


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