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Old 05-25-2005, 06:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Shell (Back) to GNOME

Total newbie here. Just installed Mandrake 10.1 (Mandriva . . . or whatever). Anyhoooo, just unchecked the "automatically load graphical interface" box in Mandrake's control panel (no good reason) and on re-boot got basic shell logon script.

Would like to know how to load / activate GNOME 2.6 again. Many thanks . . . sorry for annoying newbie question.
Old 05-25-2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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You could try logging in and then executing "gdm", or "startx" to start the gnome session directly, on the commandline.
Old 05-25-2005, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thanks! Worked great. Back in. Again sorry for the stupid question. May your kernnel be strong and you gui be soft.


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