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When first installing Mandrakelinux 10.1. the PC reboots and asks for a localhost login name & password. I can get pass this OK then it comes back with this question ...
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    Cannot reboot pass [name@localhost name]$


    When first installing Mandrakelinux 10.1.
    the PC reboots and asks for a localhost login name & password.
    I can get pass this OK then it comes back with this question
    [name@localhost name]$
    I have tried the same name or password but seems to get nowhere.
    What am I supposed to enter here?

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    thats the shell prompt (much like the old MS DOS prompt), if you want a gui, just type the following command at that prompt (after logging in of-course):
    Code:
    startx
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    Canot reboot pass [name@localhost name]$

    Thanks
    Tried "startx" and comes back with error message
    "X10: fatal error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server"
    Could it be because I may have chosen the wrong graphical interface at the configuration stage?

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    Re: Canot reboot pass [name@localhost name]$

    Quote Originally Posted by ace530
    Thanks
    Tried "startx" and comes back with error message
    "X10: fatal error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server"
    Could it be because I may have chosen the wrong graphical interface at the configuration stage?
    Hi!This could be b'coz Ur Linux couldn't detect Ur Graphics card or ur monitor....U can check this in the config file (path in my system is /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but urs could be /etc/X11/xfree86.conf-------try urself to find the approp. config file).Here is a snapshot of the file that describes my monitor type and videocard.
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster 753DF(X)/703DF(X)/783DF(X)/CD173A(T)"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 71.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "nv"
    VendorName "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
    EndSection
    What I would suggest is to get approp. vendor specification of these two things and manually edit the file.After that U can run startx to configure the new settings(Running startx is needed only once......)However to get graphical interface automatically after every boot,U need to edit another config file--/etc/inittab and change id:3:initdefault: as id:5:initdefault:

    Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Re: Canot reboot pass [name@localhost name]$

    Quote Originally Posted by ace530
    Thanks
    Tried "startx" and comes back with error message
    "X10: fatal error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server"
    Could it be because I may have chosen the wrong graphical interface at the configuration stage?
    could be, try inserting the cd/dvd again and doing a repair, you should then be able to configure the graphics part again. this time, use the correct graphics card driver and for the monitor, if correct driver isn't present, then you should use a generic monitor driver.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    Cannot reboot pass [name@localhost.name]$

    Many Thanks to you both, AlexK & galibose.nitw
    I have managed to solve my problem. You both gave me enough clues.
    I did not have the drivers installed at all for my graphics in the first place.
    Fixed my problem as follows.
    1. Installed Windows XP to start from the beginning. Deleted all partitions and format to Windows OS only. Because Windows XP allowed me to get rid of the Linux partition & format
    2. Use Device Manager in Windows to locate the devices which did not have drivers & installed the missing ones.
    3. Installed Mandrake to dual boot, selected the right configurations and this time it was able to automatically locate the graphical drivers and managed to get Mandrake up and running OK.

    Hope this information helps other new users

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    I Dont know my localhost name!

    Help!
    i have no idea what my local host name is is there something i can put to skip over that or somthing i can put in to make a new name? im new at mandrakelinux 10.1 and i guess i kinda pushed the wrong button now it keeps asking for my localhost login and password and i cant get passed that, i dont have the mandrake disk so i cant reload please help!

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