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Old 12-10-2003, 06:58 AM   #1
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starting GUI

Hey, I just installed mandrake 9.2 with no problems. When I boot up though it boots to like the command line where it says login: I can log in with my name or root, but I dont know what to do after that. I am new to linux, and I just want to get in and mess around using GUI. I set it to install 2 of the GUI programs (cant remember the name now) GNU maybe? What i was wondering is what do i type after I login to get the GUI stuff to come up, and not the command line stuff.

Old 12-10-2003, 07:06 AM   #2
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Try "startx".

If you want your system to go straight to the gui, look at the file /etc/inittab.
There will be line in there "id:3:initdefault". Change the 3 to a 5.

Read the comment lines above this line so see what the numbers mean.

Old 12-10-2003, 07:27 AM   #3
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startx &
is even nicer. You may then return to the same black screen with ctrl-alt-F1 and use it. The & puts X 'in the background'.


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