Complete Linux newbie cannot get into Mandrake?!
I've just installed Mandrake Official 10.0 on my system. I have a Nvidia Geforce FX 5500, and the test in post installation does show me the rainbow on the screen. After installation, I reboot my pc and it takes me to the lilo prompt. I select to load Linux and it starts to load, but then my screen goes black and nothing happens. Anyone knows why this is? I've entered linux under safe mode and tried to start kde and gnome from bash, but it comes up with error messages and says things like cannot connect to x server or cannot find display "". When I try to start the x server by typing xstart the screen just goes black like it did before. Can anyone help me??? Many thanks.
Re: Complete Linux newbie cannot get into Mandrake?!
This is just a full of hope quickie but did you really mean 'xstart' rather than that just being a typo becuase if you meant that then that wld be part of your problem because it is actually'startx'.
Originally Posted by Crackerjack
I'm really hoping that that is all that is wrong in which case you might be then all right