Solved

Login To Macmillan Linux-Mandrake 6.1

Posted on 2000-04-28
5
219 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I can't seem to log on to linux after a reboot. I type my user name, password and then it comes up with a bash prompt. I type in KDE and it gives me a lot of crap that is too fast to read then it says it can't log on and i'm back to the bash prompt. Can anyone help?!?!
0
Comment
Question by:linux_ben
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 2759038
When you get a bash prompt you are logged on. It sounds like that what's not working is that you aren't getting an X server and X windows running. Has anything happened recently that might affect the X server (system crash, power fail, etc)?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
dkieta earned 75 total points
ID: 2759108
You need to start the X daemons before you will be able to run KDE. This can be done by running "startx".  If you would like to have linux boot straight to the GUI, edit the /etc/inittab file and change the default run level to 5, then reboot. After you edit and save the file, type in "init 5" and you should have the graphical login.
0
 

Author Comment

by:linux_ben
ID: 2810084
Adjusted points from 50 to 75
0
 

Author Comment

by:linux_ben
ID: 2810085
Thanks also is that 'startx' to be typed at the bash prompt or not??
0
 

Expert Comment

by:dkieta
ID: 2819568
yeah, you can type startx from a shell prompt. If you try it and it doesnt work, that means that it is not in your path....but it should be in there by default. Let me know if you have any problems!
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

You ever wonder how to backup Linux system files just like Windows System Restore?  Well you can use Timeshift in Linux to perform those similar action.  This tutorial will show you how to backup your system files and keep regular intervals. Note…
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now