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I have installed Mandrake 9.2 on an HP Vectra VE PC. Each time it starts up, I only see a text login screen. Can anyone tell me who to change ...
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    Mandrake 9.2 text login screen change to GUI login screen


    I have installed Mandrake 9.2 on an HP Vectra VE PC.
    Each time it starts up, I only see a text login screen.
    Can anyone tell me who to change it from text login screen change to GUI login screen ?
    Minhaz

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    If there is a line in /etc/inittab that says:
    id:3:initdefault:
    change the 3 to a 5. (Or if it is some either number, just change it from that to 5)

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    I found the file /etc/inittab which said :
    id:3:initdefault:
    and changed this to 5.

    Yet when saved and rebooted, text version still appears. The file has been changed to 5.
    This option says X11.

    Any ideas ?

    Minhaz

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    Logged on as root and tried both
    startx
    and
    editing /etc/inittab to change from 3 to 5

    The editing still shows the text login screen.

    startx shows error messages below :-

    Using authority file /root/.Xauthority
    Writing authority file /root/.Xauthority
    Using authority file /root/.Xauthority
    Writing authority file /root/.Xauthority

    execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2)
    giving up
    xinit: No such file or directory (errno2): unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error

    Checking the /etc/X11/ directory shows no file named X

    Do I need to reinstall ?

    Minhaz

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    Did a reinstall and found the problem - did not configure video card during initial install.
    Now works fine.
    Minhaz

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