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Old 08-22-2003, 11:23 AM   #1
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-~cant Get Mandrake Linux To Run~-

after i install mandrak the system reboots when it laods up a black screen comes up and it asks for local host login then i dont know what to do after that..
Old 08-22-2003, 12:15 PM   #2
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Uhm... for your login, use your username and password that you setup during installation.

If you only set root during installtion, then login as that user then use the command 'startx' to go into a graphical desktop. There you can add another user. Or, you can use the command adduser.Then, logout and log back in as your new user.

-> To get into the desktop, use 'startx'. <-
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you enter your login name (seleted during the install) or root if you wish, and enter a password.

that's how linux works.

Perhaps some reading up is in order?
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Here's a good place to start.

Old 08-22-2003, 02:38 PM   #5
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And if you want to change your default run level

Open a shell - su to root user - then type

kedit /etc/inittab


(use your favourite editor to open /etc/inittab)

Look for the line:


change it to


ie just change a 3 to a 5 in this line - save the file and reboot

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