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After installing Mandriva, I'm unable to get into the desktop environment. After booting, it took me to the black login screen (not the kde login screen). Here, when I run "startx," it gives the following:

(EE) Failed to load module "freetype" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
.
.
.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2):  unable to connect to X server
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.

 

Any ideas?

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A shot in the dark, your video card driver may not have installed properly.

Try running

XFdrake

as root to configure the video card.

 

Ken

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A shot in the dark, your video card driver may not have installed properly.

Try running

XFdrake

as root to configure the video card.

 

Ken

 

Yeah I forgot to mention I've tried that as well as drakx11, and it tells me it's an unknown command ???

 

I probably didn't select some needed packages or something...

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Yeah I forgot to mention I've tried that as well as drakx11, and it tells me it's an unknown command ???

 

I probably didn't select some needed packages or something...

As root?

If so check your install media, it could be a bad download or burn.

 

Ken

 

BTW: drakx11 is just a link to XFdrake.

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As root?

If so check your install media, it could be a bad download or burn.

 

Ken

 

BTW: drakx11 is just a link to XFdrake.

 

Thanks for that insight!

 

And yes, these were done as root.

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..and it tells me it's an unknown command ???
The command is 'case-sensitive' type XFdrake as root. If you get the same response, just reinstall and pay closer attention to the choices offered.

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