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Old 07-23-2004, 02:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy [help]How to login and start mandrake 10


I have a problem with my Mandrake Linux 10 I recently downloaded and installed Mandrake 10 official in my Vmware for Windows Xp. Since i am a newbie i want to know how to login and start Mandrake i don't even get a gui plz if someone could help me it would be great. I will enclose a and click on it for a larger image. Plz someone help me

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/...n_mandrake.png http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/...k/mandrake.png

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Old 07-23-2004, 06:13 AM   #2
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Hi fallenangelseth,

Try to type "startx" at command promt.

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Old 07-23-2004, 10:12 AM   #3
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Just a little note about your login in the screenshot; you shouldn't log in as root except in certain circumstances. If you haven't done so, set up a normal user account for yourself and do everything through that. If you make a mistake while logged in as root you may end up having to reinstall Linux.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
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While you are in the command prompt as root, type useradd nameyouwanttouse hit enter. Then type passwd nameyoucreated and hit enter, you will be prompted to confirm the password. Then you can type su nameyoucreated and enter the password you created. You will then be at a prompt with a $ instead of # and the label will be the name you created. You can then startx. Once you are in the gui you can change the bootloader to start the gui on subsequent reboots if you don't want to have to start with the command window each time.

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Old 07-23-2004, 01:56 PM   #5
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Guys i am so thankful thankyou very much
 
Old 07-26-2004, 08:27 AM   #6
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For some reason, "don't read this" is always an incentive to read it now, isn't it. A question about "how do I log in" is way too basic to be making up crap posts just so you can post a picture about something you could have spent less time to ask in words. Wait, I think I may have found ot the problem, YOU DIDN"T READ EITHER! Mandrake has a documentation page. You could have gotten the answer to your question there easily. Or, was it the problem with the VMWare tools not being loaded? They have a user manual as well. How about that?

If you want to play with Linux and see what the free world can look like, do a bit for yourself. Cracking open a book and reading never hurt anyone. Same for you. I know this is a RTFM post, but I'm just illustrating what you could have done with less effort and maybe set yourself up to be helpful. I think that you should have RTFM. An excellent resource for all things *nix is RUTE. Its an excellent and readable reference to using Linux.

You apologized in another thread you created for posting so fast, merely to put up this shot. How about apologizing by sticking around and helping others with problems you encounter along the way and have fixed? That'll be better than anything else. If you conquer something that you think others may have had a problem with, post it in the success stories thread.

You're installing another operating system under VMWare, which is something others will try. It has its own problems, so your help will be apreciated. Good luck with Mandrake. Its a nice intro to Linux. Many go no farther. If you wanna see speed, get it off the VM and install it natively!

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Old 07-26-2004, 01:58 PM   #7
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I have the same problem, except that when i type "startx" mandrake wont load.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 02:21 PM   #8
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When you are at the command prompt, try typing init 5 which should cause it to reboot in graphical multi-user mode.
 
  


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