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Old 09-07-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 Official Won't Load


Won't load up..

I get the background and a mouse pointer..
Nothing else will load. It happend to a friend of mine too.

Any suggestions?


Thanks,

Dustin
 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:47 AM   #2
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at restart it gives me an error after the install process.. This error is:

FBIOPAN_DISPLAY Invalid argument


is that a problem?

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Old 09-08-2005, 05:52 AM   #3
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Yeah I think thats the error I get everytime I have to reload
as long as it reboots after the install
just ignore it

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Old 09-09-2005, 02:52 PM   #4
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it restarts after the install.. but I just get a mouse arrow,unless I do failsafe then I can login under init 3 and type in KDE and it works just fine. I read on a google this guy poster that the problem is unknown...I was hoping there was a way to fix it. I don't want to have to download a new mandrake distro. This one took me 15 hours..It even acts like it is going to load but don't..It is quite annoying I can get into the GUI by failsafe though that is what I don't understand and wha tis the command to get into gnome via command prompt.

ta ta,

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Old 09-09-2005, 05:52 PM   #5
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Hmmm....
I think I can see a problem here
you say it took 15 hours to download
over that time, there's plenty of opportunity
for files to get corrupted

OK here is what I suggest
1. Buy a copy of Mandriva, even a download edition - here in Australia we can buy them for about 10 - 20 dollars
OR
2. Find your nearest LUG ( linux user group ) and see if you can get someone to help. There is a LUG forum here at LQ
OR
3. Get yourself a copy of Ubuntu. As I understand it - they will post a copy free to anywhere in the world. I've tried Ubuntu 5.04 and its pretty good.

hope this helps
floppy
 
Old 09-09-2005, 06:41 PM   #6
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I could try to download the other version, the three disc one instead of the one dvd. That is what I did with the community version.

ta ta,

Dustin
 
Old 09-09-2005, 07:22 PM   #7
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this may have been a bad idea but I got it to work right..

I installed the community then the offical over it and just used it to upgrade. Now it works fine even though the installer froze up when it detected my printer.
 
  


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