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Old 12-20-2005, 01:50 AM   #1
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Exclamation Won't login after i sign in, but a commard prompt like thing!!!


right after i install mandrake 10.1 and enter my password in a commard prompt like sceen i don't login to the desktop but instead a commard line thing (sorry for the lanuage; newbie)what do i do now?!
 
Old 12-20-2005, 02:13 AM   #2
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"startx" is the command you're looking for -- you can search the forums for how to start in GUI mode
 
Old 12-20-2005, 10:30 AM   #3
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after i typed in startx i get a much of errors and than nothing
 
Old 12-20-2005, 10:35 AM   #4
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It would help to know those errors..
 
Old 12-20-2005, 10:36 AM   #5
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Can you please copy and paste the errors so we may try to help you better?

It's funny when you work in tech support, and you ask a user to do something and they say "nothing happens, I just get an error message" when it IS the details of the error message that you want!
 
Old 12-20-2005, 10:41 AM   #6
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ok wait for at least a hour
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:36 PM   #7
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i lazy and didn't want to copy it all down so here is an important part

Fatal server error: unable to log required base modules exiting...
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:56 PM   #8
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Try the XFdrake command, see: http://doc.mandrivalinux.com/Mandrak...ubleshooting-x
 
Old 12-20-2005, 05:41 PM   #9
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so hard can't do it
 
Old 12-20-2005, 07:10 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by telstar2626436
so hard can't do it
Good Attitude. How do you expect to get anything working if you won't even try.

If that is too hard, try a different distro such as Ubuntu. Alternatively, perhaps Windows may be more suited to you...

--ian
 
Old 12-20-2005, 07:22 PM   #11
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Having read through your other threads in this forum, it stikes me that you have an installation problem, perhaps caused by bad CDs, or undetected hardware.

Try re-burning the installation CDs, having checked the MD5sum of the downloaded ISOs to make sure that they were downloaded correctly. After you burn the CDs, recheck the MD5sum of the CD, and then you can be sure the CD is ok.

Alternatively, if the problem is undetected hardware, try Ubuntu which AFAIK has pretty good hardware detection.

--Ian
 
Old 12-21-2005, 01:01 AM   #12
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i guess i go buy a cd
i don't wana try too hard
 
Old 12-21-2005, 06:17 AM   #13
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Go back to windows. Your attitude sucks. If you're not prepared to try anything and are too lazy to learn anything new then linux is not the system for you. You're better suited to windows. Or Etch-a-sketch.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 09:02 AM   #14
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jeez man....it hurts to see someone so harsh towards a noob...hell im a noob, but i try to learn everything i can..and/or fix the probs myself.

either way, i had the same prob with mandrake 10.1 i think what you have to do is what he said, re-dl the iso images(powerpack or official better)...after that in the middle of the installation there will be a screen that has your gfx card and resolution...monitor and all that crap, there will be some options there and a test button press it and a kde desktop should show up, else something is wrong, keep messing with the resolution, gfx card and/or monitor until you get it right...thats the only advice i can give. Windows sucks(i use it because of the vast choices of progs it has) so do not go back to it :P
 
Old 12-21-2005, 09:20 AM   #15
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jeez man....it hurts to see someone so harsh towards a noob...hell im a noob, but i try to learn everything i can..and/or fix the probs myself.
But at least you're willing to learn. The original poster doesn't want to try anything that requires an IQ higher than that of a rock, which is why people are being hostile to them.
 
  


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