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Old 11-01-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
ehamdja
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Mandrake Desktop environment


i installed the mandrake community 10.1 on my sharp actius PC-AV18
My problem is i can't get into mandrake desktop environment. It just went to the command prompt

when loading linux
it says bringing up interface eth0 [Failed]

and when i type startX at the command prompt, it says something like these:


(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Oct 31
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module does not exist, 0)

Fatal server error:
Unable to load required base module, exiting.....

please consult the X.org foundation support bla..bla blla

Could somebody help me?
Thank You in advance

Last edited by ehamdja; 11-02-2004 at 01:30 AM.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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try running Xconf (or something like that) as root, this should take you thrugh the configuration of X. I just googled it and can't find the right command! I know it works coz i used it! Argh!!! the config file is in /etc/X11 if you wan't to try hacking that. If not poss re-install? Cop out i know but i can't think of anything else. But don't just yet some1 might have a better i dea than me! ;-)
Eth0 is your network, Eth = Ethernet, it sometimes fails for me too but after a reboot is fine. Still not solved that myself so can't help there.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 11:56 AM   #3
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xorgconfig is the utility used for configuring your Xserver.

To locate where it is -->#locate xorgconfig

eth0 is the ethernet card and if you are getting a dhcp ip-address.. It might have timed out trying to get the ip, or you haven't configured your ethernet card properly.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
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IDEA - try setting your ip manually in the controllpanel your router/server may not support dhcp so if you tell it what ip you want then it should be ok, it will also stay the same so good for accessing the PC remotely or setting up IP based firewalls etc.

xorgconfig works for me so should for you. pretty simple stuff but you need to know your mouse, kb, gfx card, and monitor config. i.e. refresh rates etc. for best performance, can normally be found on the manufacturer's website fact sheets etc.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 02:08 AM   #5
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i've checked xorgconfig in etc/X11 but cant find it
here is the file and folder in X11 folder:

XF86config
XF86config.old
XF86config.test
XftConfig.README.-OBSELETE
Xmodmap
xorg.conf@
X@
encodings.dir
app-defaults/
fs/
lbxproxy/
prefdm*
proxymngr/
rstart/
twm/
wmsession.d
xdm/
xinit/
xinit.d/
xkb/
Xresources*
xserver/
Xsession*
xsetup.d/
xsm/

that's all

could you guyz help me? i really wanna make mandrake run on my computer. Thanks!

Last edited by ehamdja; 11-03-2004 at 02:45 AM.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 04:54 AM   #6
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Try poking around in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (or something like that; I haven't run Mandrake for a while). Especially try searching for words that appear in the error message and see if you can find anything (screen resolutions, etc.) that don't match your hardware configuration. If you do that and STILL can't figure it out you can try posting your XF86Config-4 file and maybe somebody on LQ will catch the problem.

Good luck!

--Dane
 
Old 11-03-2004, 10:53 AM   #7
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at the bash prompt type "su" and enter your root password. Then type "xorgconfig" and hit enter. Follow the prompts when finnished try "startx". if it works reboot. you should get a GUI, if not come back to us and I'll have a think.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 02:37 PM   #8
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i've tried that and try a possible match for the monitor config and when i typed startx it still gave me

(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Oct 31
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module does not exist, 0)

Fatal server error:
Unable to load required base module, exiting.....

please consult the X.org foundation support bla..bla blla

any help?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 04:28 PM   #9
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not an expert on any of this stuff seeing as im new to it too, but when i had the command prompt come up, i just did
Code:
init 5
 
Old 11-03-2004, 10:26 PM   #10
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did that but nothing happened, any more help?
 
Old 11-04-2004, 11:03 AM   #11
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try urpmi then the following:
xorg-x11
xorg-x11-100dpi-fonts
xorg-x11-75dpi-fonts
xorg-x11-Xnest
xorg-x11-Xvfb
xorg-x11-cyrillic-fonts
xorg-x11-doc
xorg-x11-glide-module
xorg-x11-server
xorg-x11-xfs

or just xorg-x11* will also work but may do rpms you don't want/need

so at the prompt type "urpmi xorg-x11*" then hit enter

you may not want the 100dpi font files but i recomend doing the lot if you have broadband, if not just try the server and the basic one (with out a -xxxxx) This will (re)install the X server ( i hope ). if init 5 doesen't work then I don't think X can have installed correctly.

*idea* after boot do "dmsg" look for ANYTHING mentioning X and post it here. if i can't work it out others probobly will be able to. I say do it after boot as (as far as i know) this is a print ot of ALL the kernel messages this session so can get very long when you start using the PC.

Last edited by jollyjoice; 11-04-2004 at 11:06 AM.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 09:37 PM   #12
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Hey, it's finally working!
After following what u told me to do and after try to configure the monitor and the video card
But when i typed startx it brings me to a red dektop without any theme or icon to click
there is only xclock. I never have Linux before so i don't know anything about it. I went at mandrake site and looked the screenshot and it should has something like windows where u can start the program by clicking. And i read on it and that screenshot running KDE themes... so do i have to install the KDE or what? and how?
Oh and also when i tried to open xconsole it says couldn't open console....hmm weird!

Btw thank you all guyz for helping me, i really appreciate it. Thank You again
 
Old 11-05-2004, 03:36 AM   #13
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Red desktop

Mandrake gives you the scary-looking red desktop if you start XWindows as root. Just log out of X, type "exit" and, if necessary log in as a normal user. That should make it look like the screenshots you saw.

--Dane
 
Old 11-05-2004, 03:59 AM   #14
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Thank You all, my problem solved!
Thank You

Last edited by ehamdja; 11-05-2004 at 04:33 AM.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 04:48 AM   #15
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Great! Glad to be of service.

--Dane
 
  


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