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I've been "successful" in trying to install Mandrake. When I boot it, it always comes up with a black command prompt telling me to login and such. I want to get straight to the KDE Desktop! What do I do?

Just for the record, I've been reinstalling it four times.
 

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You can tell Mandrake that you want auto log on. No need to enter passwords or anything. This is one of the "after installation" tasks before changing to disc 2.

At least I did it for Mandrake 10.0
 

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Originally Posted by int3rsc0p3

I've been "successful" in trying to install Mandrake. When I boot it, it always comes up with a black command prompt telling me to login and such. I want to get straight to the KDE Desktop! What do I do?

Just for the record, I've been reinstalling it four times.

check your config file -set it to boot to runlevel5
 

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I believe the first time you have to login from the command prompt, with Mandrake, then do what Xaimus recommended. Or even just login and type "startx" at the command prompt. If an error is returned and x is unable to start, then it could be due to unsupported hardware (usually video-related). I've got one system with a Guillamot 4000XT (Kyro II chipset) video card which is unsupported by pretty much every OS out there (including Windows....drivers always have to be installed from the disk), and I seem to recall that Mandrake's X would not run on that system (...and I'm not Linux savvy enough to get it working
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Pretty much everything you needed to know was already posted, but thought I'd just add a little insight from personal experience.
 

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Originally Posted by NoAffinity

I've got one system with a Guillamot 4000XT (Kyro II chipset) video card which is unsupported by pretty much every OS out there (including Windows....drivers always have to be installed from the disk), and I seem to recall that Mandrake's X would not run on that system (...and I'm not Linux savvy enough to get it working
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This is off-topic, but, does it not work with the generic VESA driver?
 

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Originally Posted by Xaimus

This is off-topic, but, does it not work with the generic VESA driver?

Yea It would work fine for 2D (logically) -- but the 3D would be affected by the use of ithe kryoII's tile based rendering
 

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Oh. I thought it was an issue with getting the card to display something intelligible at all--like old Cirrus Logic-based graphics adapters.
 

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Oh. I thought it was an issue with getting the card to display something intelligible at all--like old Cirrus Logic-based graphics adapters.
on the old cirrus logic wasthat not something to do with memoery addressing (cant really remember)?
 

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I've been unable to get that particular card to work with Mandrake, even with the Vesa driver. Like I said, I'm not uber-savvy in Linux (just know enough to get around, configure a few programs, and network a little...), so I'm sure somebody more knowledgeable would be able to get it working...but the way I look at it, there's so many distros out there, if I can't get a particular one to work the way I want and do the specific things I need that particular box to do, I just install a different distro.
 
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