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post Oct 21 2002, 10:44 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I have linux Mandrake 7.1
when I login, I am using run-level 5. But still I cannot get kde or x-windows to starup. From the command prompt how do I start x-windows?

pls help.
thanks a lot.
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post Oct 25 2002, 07:41 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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This might imply you have no working X-server configuration. Are you able to log in as root and start X with the command 'X' <enter>? (kill it with ctrl+alt+backspace) If so, here's a list of things to check:

- Have you installed a display manager? (gdm, kdm or xdm)
- Does init know you want to start X in runlevel 5? (last lines of /etc/inittab)
- I'm not that familiar with Mandrake, but RedHat has a
Preferred Windowmanager option which also tells what display manager to start.
This can be changed somwhere in /etc/sysconfig/

Good luck!

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