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  1. #1
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    No GUI

    Hello all, new member. I've just installed Mandrake, it's also my first Linux install too, but I'm having a problem. When I start up the computer, I get to a screen that says:

    - Linux
    - Failsafe

    Now I don't know exactally what to do, so I select Linux, and everything goes all DOS-like and runs through the setup? After that, I type "login", and get in under my username and pass. I've read through the forums and I tryed typing in "startx" but when I do, I get an error saying something like I don't have sufficent rights?

    I just need to get the GUI up. Can anyone help me out? I'm a complete newb to all this, thanks anyway.

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    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    can you post the exact error please.

    You might want to try loging in as root and then typing startx, but this will start X as root, which isn't the safest thing to do since you can cause a lot of damge.

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