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Hello, I installed Mandrake 9.2 Last night. When it boots up i can choose to press "Linux", "linux-nonfb" or "failsafe". When I go in through pressing "linux" i come to ...
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    Getting past command Line in Mandrake 9.2


    Hello,

    I installed Mandrake 9.2 Last night. When it boots up i can choose to press "Linux", "linux-nonfb" or "failsafe".

    When I go in through pressing "linux" i come to this command line.

    At the command line it prompts me for a login, I type in "oliver".

    It then prompts me for a password, which I type in correctly and then hit enter.

    I then get "[oliver@localhost oliver]$", I figure its just waiting for commands.

    How do I get into KDE or Gnome, which I got put on my computer during installation?

    Help would be appreciated, thanks

    P.S I have tried doing the same process by pressing "linux-nonfb" and "failsafe" but to no avail.

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    type 'startx' and see what happens. If X fails to startup, you wil get a detailed error message telling you why.
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    i tried that and i got this message:

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_turnip
    i tried that and i got this message:

    "execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2)
    xinit: No such file or directory (errno2): unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error."
    Code:
    ln -s /etc/X11 /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86

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    I then get this message:

    ln: creating symbolic link '/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86' to '/etc/X11' : Permission denied


    Arrghh, someone help! (thanks for the effort so far, i appreciate it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_turnip
    I then get this message:

    ln: creating symbolic link '/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86' to '/etc/X11' : Permission denied


    Arrghh, someone help! (thanks for the effort so far, i appreciate it)
    Do it as root!!!

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    Heres the scenario:

    I will type that in from root and it will just put this up:

    [root@localhost root)#

    obviously waiting for another command, after i typed your stuff in it was as if i just pressed enter without typing anything

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    That is OK!

    After that you can run
    Code:
    startx

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    I get:

    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 (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

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    show your
    Code:
    ls -l /etc/X11
    and
    Code:
    rpm -qa |grep XFree
    output

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