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Old 07-14-2003, 10:52 AM   #1
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problems whit mandrake

i have mandrake 9.1 whit KDE and when i start it in XWindow i canīt see anything in the desktop, it doesīt run the rigth or left click, but i can run every program and open the browser windows.
Old 07-14-2003, 10:55 AM   #2
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I don't understand the post. Could you re-phrase the question, please?

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Old 07-15-2003, 04:35 PM   #3
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you might try the blackbox window manager instead its not as much of a ram hog and isnt as cluddered up with icons and stuff
Old 07-15-2003, 04:42 PM   #4
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Are you logging in as root when you get this desktop? It sounds like the deliberately crippled root desktop.
Using a gui with root is bad. Mandrake tries to emphasis this by disabling the useful features, and turning off warnings for things like eg. deleting your whole install.
If you're not, weird. You can turn the desktop mouse menues back on, via the KDE Control Centre.
Old 07-15-2003, 06:08 PM   #5
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well it was because i tried to loggin as root.

thans for all


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