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Keisuke
post May 22 2004, 10:20 PM
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Hi. I'm using Mandrake 10.0 on a Toshiba Laptop, and for some reason, when I start Linux, I don't get a GUI. What I get is like a text screen. I can login and stuff, I can access my system with this text prompt, but when I installed, it was supposed to have a GUI.

I tried typing startx, but I got this error:

execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 13)
xinit: Server error.


I have tried xf86config, but after I did that, I still got the error.

I'm new to Linux, any help is greatly appreciated!
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Robert83
post May 23 2004, 05:56 AM
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Hi,

please take a look at this file : /var/log/XFree86.0.log

and check every line starting with EE and paste it here


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Keisuke
post May 23 2004, 10:44 PM
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I don't want to sound stupid, but there is no Xfree86.o.log file in that directory.

And if there was, I don't know how to access it.

And if I could access it, I wouldn't know how to somehow copy it to paste here.

I'm pretty much 99% new to linux.

I did log in as root as well, just in case.
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post May 24 2004, 03:51 AM
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Hi,

that is a /var/log/XFree86.0.log (that 0 is a zero)
and if you don't have one...well maybe you haven't installed a GUI ?

you can try inserting the Mandrake 10 CD1 and select GNOME or KDE , and it will install the GUI for you.


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Keisuke
post May 25 2004, 12:45 AM
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I've re-installed Mandrake 10.0
Now when I start it up, after booting up, I get a crazy colorful screen. Obviously there's something wrong with the display. I have bars that change colour, fade in and out, just general nonsense.

So I've found the XFree86.0.log file.

I'm not sure how to open it.
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