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I just did a clean install of Mandrake 10.1 Official. I get to the blue screen right where the login screen should come up only... well, nothing. I look at ...
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    No Login Screen After Install of 10.1 Official


    I just did a clean install of Mandrake 10.1 Official. I get to the blue screen right where the login screen should come up only... well, nothing. I look at a big blue screen with nothing on it. Any button I can push to pop up a login screen? I hit control+Alt+F2 and can get to a terminal, but I dont know how to do anything from there. Tried typing KDE, but I think it failed because it was still running on the other screen. I'm not that great with this stuff. Anyone have ideas?

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    Oh yeah, forgot to mention. I had Mandrake 10.1 Community Edition working before this. Did the video card test, got the rainbow. etc...

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    on the terminal login and try
    Code:
    startx
    and post any errors that appear
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    startx won't work, it thinks there's another X session running so what you need to do is the following:

    Go to vterm 1 (ctrl+alt+F1)
    Login as root and type:
    Code:
    service dm stop
    Then switch to vterm 2 (ctr+alt+F2)
    login as a normal user and type:
    Code:
    kde
    If that dosn't work, try:
    Code:
    startx
    good luck, you'll need to do this each time you boot.

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