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Posted on 2004-09-01
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really newbie question...

I just download and installed MandrakeLinux 10.  When the computer reboots after install it asks me for localhost login, which I supply an able to get in.  But where is the pretty GUI interface?  I'm at a unix or linux $ prompt and am lost.  how do I start the GUI?

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sopheak
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by:liddler
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startx
assuming you have run the X configurator
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by:avizit
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If you want it to go to the GUI directly everytime you boot

edit the /etc/inittab file

and change the line

id:3:initdefault:                        to


id:5:initdefault:  


and also you can read up more at http://www.siliconvalleyccie.com/linux-hn/runlevels.htm
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by:sopheak
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I get an error when I run startx

execve failed for /etc/x11/x (errnp 2)
giving up
xnit:  no such file or directory (errno 2) unalbe to connect to x server
xnit: no such process (errno 3) server error.

please give step by step instructions if possbile, newbie to linux/unix

thanks
sopheak
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