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  1. #1
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    Sep 2005

    Evil Black Screen! LOL

    I'm currently trying to get the hang of linux.. I used to be a very big Windows user and now I'm trying to dive into the linux world... anyway with my problem........ I was trying to install 2 graphic cards (Voodoo 3 and Nvida Gforce 2 DRR), I got it to work in linux but when it restarted it took me to a black screen that said, "Mandrake Linux Release 10.0 (Community) for i586 Kernel 2.6.3-4mdk on an i686 /tty1" It asked for my user name and password then took me to a "Dos" looking thing. How do i get back into the KDE gui? Anyway can someone help a helpless NooB? LOL thanks!

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Oct 2004

    Operating System: GNU Emacs

  3. #3
    If startx doesn't work then it looks like your X configuration is not setup to handle the 2 graphics cards. You should login to the command line and run the command 'XFDrake' to bring up the display configuration program in text mode. See here:

    Once you've done that you can set the system to boot up graphically automaticaly in the Mandrake Control Centre (see or alternatively just manually change the relevant line in /etc/inittab if its not already like this:

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