Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2003, 03:53 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Kubuntu 6.1
Posts: 548

Rep: Reputation: 30

i just FINALLY got mandrake install

i get to the login password
HOW do i get into xwindows?
i am an idiot to linux thats for sure
but i thought it just loaded up

but i guess it doesn't
so what command must i type ????
Old 12-28-2003, 04:01 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Boston
Distribution: Gentoo, Slack, SuSE, Ubuntu... Flavor of the week
Posts: 134

Rep: Reputation: 15
try startx....

I would have thought Mandrake automatically loads into a GUI mode, (SuSE does) but maybe not... anyway, give that a whirl.

Old 12-28-2003, 06:44 PM   #3
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Brighton, Michigan, USA
Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
Posts: 748

Rep: Reputation: 31
as an alternative, log in as root, then type kdm. Usually, mandrake defaults to a gui, but if your video card wasn't set up correctly, it might go back into command line mode. In this case, when you type startx or kdm (gdm if you prefer GNOME), that won't work either. It will flicker a few times, then an error should pop up.
Old 12-29-2003, 12:51 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Debian/other
Posts: 2,104

Rep: Reputation: 45
........... and if by default you want boot into graphical mode, as Root user in a Konsole open /etc/inittab

change the




ie change the 3 to a 5 in this line

and save the file



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
starting xprogram without starting X server. bruse Linux - Newbie 9 04-26-2005 07:05 PM
Terminal cmd for starting Matlab M-file editor without starting matlab fubzot Linux - Software 2 02-15-2005 06:49 AM
Won't Boot - Starting Printer Service - Starting CUPS jeansond Linux - Newbie 0 10-11-2004 06:39 PM
Starting apps after starting xfce?? gtgoku Slackware 2 08-21-2004 01:49 PM
starting kpppd w/ ximian or starting ximian w/ kde ergo_sum Linux - Newbie 8 12-02-2003 05:35 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration