Hey guys, just new here.
I used to Run Red Hat 6.0 on an old PC and mostly used it to program. I had major problems installing it and never got the GUI working quite right.
I just got myself a new laptop and want to install Mandrake 10.1 as a dual boot with Windows XP. I've installed it from a disc a friend gave me but there seems to be a problem. Altough it installs, it warns me that some items cant be installed.
Once the installation is complete I can only get onto the command line, which i have no problem using but I also do some graphical editing I need the GUI for but can't get it working.
If I setup the GUI it crashes as its starting up. If I dont set it up and use StartX it brings back an error code of 2. If I use xf86cfg it crashes, screen goes all wierd and the computer needs to be manually turned off.
I've even tried pluggin in an external monitor. It seems to get sparred signals (turns on and off a couple of times then switches off).
Any ideas guys?