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    Linux in Text...


    So before I had a virtual desktop problem which I eventually figured out, but as soon as I fixed that, not 10 mins later when I re-booted, Linux was completley text only. There were no graphics for anything, even the Login screen was Text. So my question is, how do I fix that?

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    Which distro are you using? If I assume you're using KDE as your desktop try logging in and type:

    startkde

    If that works then at least you know you can get to a gui.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    I'm using Mandrake. And yep, I'm also using KDE. I'm gonna try that now.

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    If that doesn't work, try:
    startx

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    startkde didn't work. It tried to run it, bit it ended up aborting it because it said unable to open display. I'm gonna try TomX's idea now.

    EDIT: Tried "startx" and the result was a fatal error. It also said that It could not find any screens.

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    that generally means that something is wrong with your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.. edit it, find the error (should've been listed when X died), and fix it.
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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