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Hello there hopefully one of you can help me out with this issue i have. I gave mandriva 2006 every thig was ok and going great, Untill in install the ...
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    Only boots into Bash


    Hello there hopefully one of you can help me out with this issue i have.


    I gave mandriva 2006 every thig was ok and going great,
    Untill in install the critical updates on the mandriva update.

    so i went and installed the update, i restarted my pc
    and now i can not load in to the GUI only takes me into the Bash Command line.
    I've tried loading it normal, Failsafe and still i only get the bash command?
    Hopefully there something more i can do other than reinstalling

    Im Using KDE GUI
    Its a Dual boot system with WinXP
    Gig &half of ram
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    K8NS Ultra gigabyte mobo
    ATI Radeon 9200 Video card

    Thank for any help you can provide

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    Does using the startx command bring up a gui? i.e. after loging in, enter this command:
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    startx
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    Thanks for the tip but Iím afraid it not working for me

    When I enter the command the you advised it trys to load but it give me a screen some errors:

    Thee that there is some kind of log it tells me to check ,
    I would like to post it so you can view but how would I make a copy of it and save it on a floppy so then I can send it to you when I login to windows?

    LOL I know Iím a linux newbie!!
    Iím sorry if I seem needy
    Thanks you in advance
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    Fatal server errors:
    No screens found
    Please consult the x.org foundation support
    Htttp://wiki.x.org for help

    Please also check the log file at ď/var/log/xorg.o.log
    For additional information

    XIO: Fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer)
    On x server :0.0 after 0 requested (know processed with events remaining

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    Ok, it just looks like it can't find a monitor to display the gui for you. Since I don't remember the exact tool that Mandriva uses to setup the xserver (I think it was called drakx), I suggest you use a generic command line tool to set it up for you. The command to enter is:
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    xorgconfig
    As for copying stuff to a floppy, use the redirection operator to save things to a file like so:
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    some_command > ~/some_file.txt
    this will send the output from some_command to a file in your home directory called some_file.txt. Now, you can just use the cp command to copy the file to a floppy, once the floppy has been mounted. To see the correct mount point for a floppy drive, look through the /etc/fstab file for a entry which contains floppy or fd0, then mount with:
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    mount /mnt/floppy
    cp ~/some_file.txt /mnt/floppy
    umount /mnt/floppy
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    Hi, thanks for you tip,

    i tried it, it looked like it was going to work but then i got this
    lol Should i just give up and reinstall? lol

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    (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    (II) LoadModule: "v4l"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/v4l_drv.so
    (II) Module v4l: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 0.0.1
    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.8
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Loading extension SHAPE
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
    (II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
    (II) Loading extension SYNC
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XC-MISC
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Loading extension DPMS
    (II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
    (II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
    (II) Loading extension XVideo
    (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    (II) LoadModule: "type1"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.so
    (II) Module type1: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.2
    Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
    (II) Loading font Type1
    (II) Loading font CID
    (II) LoadModule: "freetype"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.so
    (II) Module freetype: vendor="X.Org Foundation & the After X-TT Project"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 2.1.0
    Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
    (II) Loading font FreeType
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Loading sub module "GLcore"
    (II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.so
    (II) Module GLcore: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.so
    (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Loading sub module "drm"
    (II) LoadModule: "drm"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libdrm.so
    (II) Module drm: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
    (II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
    compiled for 6.8.99.8, module version = 8.16.20
    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.7
    (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
    (II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
    (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
    (II) LoadModule: "keyboard"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/keyboard_drv.so
    (II) Module keyboard: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
    ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.5
    (II) LoadModule: "mouse"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.so
    (II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.3
    Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
    ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.5
    (II) v4l driver for Video4Linux
    (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
    (EE) No devices detected.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.X.Org
    for help.
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

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    it is still saying it can't find a screen. did you run xorgconfig?

    If you really feel like it, go ahead and reinstall, but when you get to the graphics setup, be sure to test it before telling it to finalize the settings.
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    I think maybe you need to setup your card & monitor aswell. You need to type
    Code:
    XFdrake
    as root which will then allow you to reset after resetting do as Alexk suggested which is test it before saving... also remember to set start X on boot (last option)

    HTH

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    You Guys Rock

    I tried XDdrake command ..... And it Works

    I want to thank AlexK and JaRaEeZ you guys rock!!!

    I'm up and running now,

    LOL lets see what eles i can screw up on.

    if theres something i can do for you guys,

    just say it

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