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Hi, linux newbie here. I installed Mandrake 10.1 Official at home, using the lovely guided GUI. Everything went great and it was easy. I came to campus(I'm a grad student) ...
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    Mandrake 10.1 no gui at startup..command prompt for login


    Hi, linux newbie here.

    I installed Mandrake 10.1 Official at home, using the lovely guided GUI. Everything went great and it was easy.

    I came to campus(I'm a grad student) and tried to install (w. same CD's) onto my Dell there. The install presented a very primitive GUI this time, (almost DOS-like) and after install, it would startup and present me w. a command prompt for login (No Lovely Mandrake desktop).

    It is a Dell Dimension 4500S.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks, Terry

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    Type in your user name name, passwrd

    then type startx
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    Mandrake 10.1 no gui at startup..command prompt for login

    Tried the `start x` and got

    Data incomplete in file /etc/x11/xorg.conf
    At least one Device selection is required
    Fatal server error no screens found.

    I'm thinking that I missed something during my install w. the rough-looking install prompts. Do I need to redo install and do something different, or can I somehow fix some config at this point?

    Thanks, Terry

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    Try running drakconf and reconfigure your monitor. It may not have been automatically detected. If you have all of your details it should be easy. Is it a TFT or LCD flatpanel?

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