First install (first seven, really)
I haven't installed Linux in about six or eight years, because I don't have the time for this foolishness.
In the past 36 hours, I have installed Fedora three times, and Mandriva at least four. I'm on my third computer, second video card. I've wiped out an XP partition at least five times. I have three installs going on different computers, hoping to luck into a working machine. I'm teaching a Network+ class; not new.
I promise to be mostly civil if somebody could give me a hand.
At this point, I have XP installed, then Mandriva. Trying to start the GUI. Typing "startx" does nothing. Or more precisely, tells me "host name lookup failure." Root or user makes no difference.
How do I start the GUI? Thanks.