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Old 05-24-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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Question Very new to Linux

Iíve just installed Mandiva onto my PC which went without any problems, until my wife tried to close the PC down. Now on start-up it loads up fine by running some checks and test with the results in highlighted in green. But after that instead of loading the desktop you get a blank screen with Linux in the back ground and the cursor at the top left of the screen. Where I have to login and enter my password. How can I make Linux load back onto the desktop, any help will be grateful.
Old 05-24-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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I'm assuming your not logging in to a display manager?
try logging in and start kdm as root
type su
enter your root password
type kdm

note- I've never used mandriva so I might be wrong
Old 05-24-2005, 06:18 PM   #3
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ok i dont know how to fix the problem but i too had that problem. Let me guess 64 bit distro just a guess but i think it has some thing to do with how you set it up during the install. Ok im probbly totaly wrong on this but when i typed my real name and pass ect. i hit accept then next.

ok sorry if this didnt help i would like to know how to fix it tho
Old 05-25-2005, 03:08 AM   #4
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You can log in by entering your username and password. Once thats done type "startx" and you will be logged into your default desktop environment. You may want to tinker around with the Login Manager settings in the Mandrake Control Center to see if this fixes your problem.
Old 05-25-2005, 04:28 PM   #5
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Thanks alot mate



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