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Old 10-14-2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy problems with login,load graphical interface & configuring static ip

Hello !

i have mandrake 10.0 and i have removed the option for loading graphical interface on startup (Xserver).. insted i get
"localhost login :"

i try to enter using my root account & password..but it says incorrect login,i have also tried other accounts i have on that machine and i get same error!i am sure about the root password.. as in "failsafe" i can access to the shell.
what password do i need inorder to login there?

i have tried 2 access graphical interface from "failsafe" then running "kde" or "X" , but i get error..seems something related to X font server .

How can i reenter graphical interface?
i am trying to give that machine static ip : , when i login in failsafe i try 2 type : ifconfig eth0
and it works, but when restarting computer in normal mode the new configuration i have done doesnt apply ...

I have valuable data on that i cant reinstall mandrake ..

I would thank you a lot for your kind help as its importent to me. .

With Regards

Old 10-18-2004, 08:52 AM   #2
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if u edit /etc/inittab and change
linux will boot in grafical interface.

u must save the config of eth0. to do that, u can edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
or u can use "netconfig" command.

by the way u can change password by "passwd" command.

good luck


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