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Snotrag



Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:42 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:45 pm    Post subject: Ark Linux User Reply with quote

Hello

After installing Ark Linux from LXF69D, the local login asked for a user account. Setup never asked me to create a user. How would I login???

Thanks
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nelz
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Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:52 pm
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Location: Warrington, UK

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:41 pm    Post subject: RE: Ark Linux User Reply with quote

As it says in the magazine

Quote:
You were not asked for a root password during installation, or to set up a user account, because the arklinux user is created automatically.


However, you shouldn't need to login, Ark is set up to start the desktop as arklinux with no login dialog.
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Snotrag



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologize. I do not have the mag, a buddy loaned me the CD. I do have other issues of the publication, which I love. Current issues are few and far between where I reside. X would not start, post-setup put me at a terminal. My video card is an NVidia, GeForce FX5700.

Love that X !!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why didn't you say the problem was with X?

I looks like X was not correctly configured during installation, maybe a problem with detecting your monitor, since the graphics card is standard fare.

Log in as arklinux and run
Code:
startx

X should start.

If it does not, switch to root and view the X log file by typing
Code:
su -
cat /var/log/messages/Xorg.0.log

Look for any lines starting (EE), these show errors. Post that part of the logfile here if you don't see what's wrong.
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