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Ok I clicked end session on KDE and it took me to the like command line thing that say login in and password you know like text style no GUI. ...
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    I lost my GUI!!!


    Ok I clicked end session on KDE and it took me to the like command line thing that say login in and password you know like text style no GUI. Well I Alt-Ctrl-Delete to reboot comp. Well after it boots up again insted of going to the log on screen GUI style it goes back to the old text command line way. I'm using Mandriva Limited Edtion 2005. KDE is my thingy lol. But how do you get back to the GUI way. I really don't feel like installing it all over again.

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    You should be able to start KDE with
    Code:
    startx
    once you login. If this works you might want to change the line
    id:3:initdefault:
    in /etc/inittab to
    id:5:initdefault:
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    After loggoing in, type

    startx

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    Also take a look at the XF86 log to see the reason why it failed. Should have some info such as 'no usable screens found' or something similar.
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    Ok I after I loged in and typed startx all this crap comes up and says fatal error something something cant find window or screen.

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    It sounds as if you have borked your X somehow, I'd say you should backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and then run as root
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    xorgconfig
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    Ok I did that but at the end of it it came back with a error saying could not write to some dir then it quit. Then I typed startx and came with the same error again........ Also when I end session I had to because I went into configure computer and changed my resultion and then it told me to end session and mabey thats what made if go blah lol. Psshh I really don't feel like installing it all over again specaly after I set it up the way I wanted it and stuff I installed in it. Also that I just got DONE installing it all over again because I lost it when I was trying to update KDE to 3.4 grrrrrr. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffman108
    Ok I did that but at the end of it it came back with a error saying could not write to some dir then it quit.
    Did you type it as root? if not try to run it as root.
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    I did it as root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffman108
    I did it as root.
    Very strange, which dir did it say it could not write to?

    If the worse comes to the worse I think there is a 'repair' option on the install cd.
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