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Hello everyone i've jus installed Mandrake 10.1 on my laptop and each time i boot Mandrake 10.1 its boots fine, but it boots into the shell....now I'm kind of a ...
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    mandrake troubles booting to shell


    Hello everyone i've jus installed Mandrake 10.1 on my laptop and each time i boot Mandrake 10.1 its boots fine, but it boots into the shell....now I'm kind of a newbie to linux so i know of the shell and what i t can do but i would like to be able to work in KDE desktop so anyone who help....(and i did install the KDE desktop when i installed mandrake)

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    Do you get any errors? Can you post the contents of your /etc/inittab please?

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    Also have you tried the command
    Code:
    startx
    & if you have no luck try
    Code:
    XFdrake
    The first command will try to start a GUI session for you & the second command will let you reconfigure your monitor, video card & also ask you if you would like to have the GUI started automactically (also note that for the second command you need to be root so do a
    Code:
    su
    then enter the password for root).

    HTH

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    got it to work

    i got it to work thanks

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