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Good evening all, I just completed what I thought was a sucessful install. Everything went fine, and the system loads without errors. The last message I get is: Starting K ...
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    KDE doesn't start automatically after HD install of 3.7


    Good evening all,

    I just completed what I thought was a sucessful install. Everything went fine, and the system loads without errors.

    The last message I get is:

    Starting K Display Manager: kdm.

    Then, I enter my root login and password, and it just leaves me at a prompt that says:

    root@LinuxBox:~#

    If I type in "kdm" and hit enter, the screen goes blank for a second and then back to the same screen.

    What's up? I'm stumped. While I've been around DOS/Win95/98/XP machines for years, I'm new to Linux...

    thanks!
    ben

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    Have you tried "startx"?
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    I just recently installed Mandrake 10.1 and the same thing happened when I had the graphics card "engine" setup wrong. I just went back into the install process and changed the pre-detected card (the system detected wrong card) and everything went fine.

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