1st installation of Mandriva

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Tomster, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Tomster

    Tomster New Member

    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
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    During the basic installtion, did you select Gnome or KDE?
    What happens when you run
    Code:
    startx
    ?
     
  3. Tomster

    Tomster New Member

    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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