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Old 11-20-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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MD Linux 10.1 Loaded, need help

After almost two months of trying to figure out how to load MD Linux 10.1, I finally did it. However, I have a problem. After the installation, reboot the system, the screen says:

Localhost login: I put my name in here and after I hit return I get...

[Mandy@localhost Mandy]$

I can't get past this..Now what do I do?

Thank you
Old 11-20-2004, 10:56 PM   #2
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You're booted to command line. Maybe startx is all you need to do at that point. Or starting X / gdm failed and it dropped you to command line. Did you configure X during the install? Look in /var/log for XFree86.0.log or xorg.0.log (ls /var/log | less) so you can scroll with up/down and see if the log is there. If yes you can cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | less again scrolling with up/down to read it to see what any error might be.

That should give you a couple of ideas / things to search for. Sorry I'm not a lot of help with Mandrake.
If you can post back with any results from the above, I will try to help but I don't know how much help I will actually be.

Old 11-21-2004, 12:26 AM   #3
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It sounds like you are a noobie which is far from a bad thing. Try startx and if it doesn't work under your regular user account, try it under root bu using su. I love MDK and have been using it for like seven years. I am surprised it didn't boot into x, unless you chose the option not to. If you are learning linux X does make things easier, less overwhelming. Then you can learn the back end command line after you feel a little bit more comfortable.
Old 11-21-2004, 02:55 AM   #4
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I have the same issue with 10.1 MDK after I did a fresh install. I am also a Linux Noobie, but the only thing I've found (guessed???) to get around this was to type in: exit and hit enter, and then it will continue to load up normal.

It's odd, and I don't know why it does it, but typing in exit seems to fix it. Again, I'm just a noob at this, and I'm sure an expert maybe able to offer more insight to this.

Good luck!


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