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I'm totally new to Linux and I installed Mandrake 9.2 yesterday. It worked well and I even got it to work on my network. Today I tried to install more ...
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    Kde stopped loading


    I'm totally new to Linux and I installed Mandrake 9.2 yesterday. It worked well and I even got it to work on my network.

    Today I tried to install more software, but not all of the right files were present. After doing so I rebooted, and the kde desktop no longer loaded. (I also changed the screen resolution this afternoon, but the display still worked.)

    How do I get the kde to load again? Do I have to modify the boot file?

    Help!

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    yuo need to be a little more specific if possible, but its probably better to install mandrake 10 (if you are set on the idea of mandrake) the more updated your distro the less problems you will have (generaly).
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    Do I have to modify the boot file?
    There is no one "boot file". It's more like a directory of boot files under /etc/rc.d or something similar to that. Once the system is configured during boot, if all goes well, the desktop may or may not be automatically started.
    Today I tried to install more software, but not all of the right files were present. After doing so I rebooted, and the kde desktop no longer loaded.
    To elaborate on this, what software did you "try" to install, how do you know that the right files were not present and most importantly, what do you see during booting and how does booting finish? Check out:

    http://www.siliconvalleyccie.com/linux-hn/runlevels.htm

    http://www.pycs.net/lateral/stories/23.html

    http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/Lin...itProcess.html
    /IMHO
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