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Old 3rd October 2008, 01:56
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Default 1st installation of Mandriva

Hey all, 1st time linux user here.

After browsing the web for hours and hours, on how to install mandriva i gave in and thought idd ask for help.

I have managed to install it on my laptop and after the installation it comes to a halt at this screen:
http://img215.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1000225zw0.jpg

I then type my local username and password, then it brings me to:

[thomas@localhost ~]$

After that there is nothing....
What is the easiest way to get to the desktop.. do i install gnome desktop or KDE?

i can only narrow it down to 2 things, either i have installed a weird version of mandriva OR not typing commands/installed it correctly...

Please help me out, its doing my noot in and i want to play around :P

Thanks in advance
Tom
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Old 3rd October 2008, 13:46
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During the basic installtion, did you select Gnome or KDE?
What happens when you run
Code:
startx
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Old 3rd October 2008, 20:27
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hey, i have tried this installation on both of them, gnome and kde... all with the same results, and as for startx, the end result is a Error of some sort,

ill give it another bash though
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