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    Total Newb needs shell help.


    Hey guys, I'm new to linux and am planning on majoring in programming in college so I figure that it's a good idea to start learning linux, better late than never. So I install Mandrakelinux (and I have one error that I skipped installing an update to one of the packages downloaded form a server). Here is what It does when I use the shell, word for word.

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    Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Official) for i586
    Kernel 2.6.8.1-12mdksmp on a Dual-Processor i686/tty1
    local host login: jesse
    password:
    Last Login: Fri Jan 7 19:46:36 on tty1
    [jesse@localhost jesse]$ startx
    
    
    Release Date: 18 December 2003
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.8.1-2mdkenterprise i686 [ELF]
    Current Operating System: Linux localhost 2.6.8.1-12mdksmp #1 SMP Fri Oct 1 11:24:45 CEST 2004 i686
    Build Date: 23 September 2004
    	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    	to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time Fri Jan 7 20:23:38 2005
    
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    Using vt 7
    (EE) No devices detected.
    
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    	at http://wiki.X.org
     for help.
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/xorg.0.log" for additional information
    
    XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server "0:0"
    	after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
    [jesse@localhost jesse]$_
    Thanks for any help guys.

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    please post your xorg.conf file. it is in /etc/X11/

    you may just need a basic xorg.conf to get X to start into. the boot is telling you that it is not picking up your peripherals.

    j

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    Try the command (as root)

    Code:
    drakxconf
    Jeremy
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    jmcqueen: how can I get in there through my windows partition?

    jeremy1701: I'll try that right this second

    thanks a lot guys for your assistance.

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    Here is what I got when I tried both

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    Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Official) for i586
    Kernel 2.6.8.1-12mdksmp on a Dual-Processor i686/tty1
    local host login: jesse
    password:
    Last Login: Sat Jan 8 10:58:05 on tty1
    [jesse@localhost jesse]$ drakxconf
    -bash: drakxconf: command not found
    [jesse@localhost jesse]$ dir etc/X11
    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah xorg.conf blah
    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
    [jesse@localhost jesse]$ dir etc/X11/xorg.conf
    dir: etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory found
    [jesse@localhost jesse]$_

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    you can't get to /etc/X11.conf, or anything on your linux partition through windows.

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    and you also need to be root to run drakxconf

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    I've tried loging on as administrator, but it only allows the user. so what else can I do?

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    Code:
    su -

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    could you please elaborate on that? I don't want to get all the way into linux just to not know what to do with that.

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