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    X server

    I have Mandriva 2010.2 installed and was upgrading to 2011.0 manually installing x11* packages There was an update to glibc after which I was told to restart system.
    On restart no gui or x server only black screen. Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Alt+Bksp don't do anything.
    I booted into single user mode but I do not know how to proceed. Also is it possible to get net access from single user mode so I can update my packages?

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    Are you using a wired or wireless connection?

    If you have wired, just plugging it in ought to get you connected. If not, run
    dhclient eth0
    If you only have wireless, it can be trickier, depending on your encryption method. Specifically, no encryption or WEP is fairly simple, but WPA is more complicated. (If you have WPA/WPA2 and can turn it off temporarily, it might be worth it.)

    The basics for no encryption
    iwconfig wlan0 essid "MyNetwork"
    dhclient wlan0
    Where MyNetwork is the name of your wireless network. (It's also possible that your wireless interface is not called wlan0, in which case check the output of just iwconfig to find it.)

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