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Hi i have mandrakelinux 10 and i cant go to my desktop i only go to console mode, i have tried to put (startx) but nothing works can you lot ...
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    i want to go to desktop but i cant????


    Hi i have mandrakelinux 10 and i cant go to my desktop i only go to console mode, i have tried to put (startx) but nothing works can you lot help me please!!!!
    this is what happens wen i put the command.

    startx

    execve failed for /etc/x11/x (errno13)
    giving up
    xinit:no such file or directory (errno2) unable to connect to x server
    xinit:no such process (errno3)
    :server error.
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    can some one help me i am a very new to linux!!!
    thanks for your time!
    metal633

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    From the command line (as root) run the program xf86config. That will help you configure your X server. Then try startx again. If it still doesn't work, let us know.
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    Is X installed on your system?

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    hi i have done that you have told me to do and havent got far,startx still no go,you know wen it says to write a filename to were its going to go?well i have tried to put some filenames but it still comes the same erro,this is what i have done!!
    i did say yes to the last question but that didnt work,so i did what it said on the end of it ,to write to /etc/x11/x or /usr/x11r6/etc/x11
    i have the filename writed to( /etc/x11/x or /usr/x11r6/etc/x11 ) but it comes whid this
    FAILED TO OPEN FILENAME FOR WRITING
    MAYBE NEED TO BE ROOT TO WRITE TO THE SPECIFIED DIRECTORY?

    i dont know that to do now??
    And how do i get to root??
    thanks for your time!
    Metal633

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    Open a terminal

    Type su

    enter password

    $ changes to a # and you are now root.

    Type xf86config

    If it asks you where to put it then use /etc/X11

    If it asks for a filename then use XF86Config-4

    When all is done type exit to return to normal user in the terminal.

    Post back if it works or not,
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    how do you open a terminal?
    do you just type you user name and password if so then i just type su and my password to chage the symbols from normal to root?
    will try this and come back to you later!
    thanks
    metal633

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    Whoops!

    My mistake, sorry

    If you get a login prompt then enter root and password else login as user and type su once you are logged in.
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    hi i have done all of it and it didnt work still has the same error,can you help me!!

    metal633

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