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    Yes, Linux is also sold in book stores here (The Netherlands).Thats where I bought it.
    I think I will buy some Linux books for beginners, to learn the basic stuff.And maybe then I will be able to get my modem to work
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    tuxie, your problem is a little bit deeper than beginners´ stuff.

    i still recommend try-and-error to you. once you made this modem work, you´ll already know a lot about the kernel and linux "behind the scenes"

    Degar, maybe your friend can borrow you the book for some days?
    if i remember correctly, the book is in postscript format on one of the CDs (search for a package "books" in yast. in this package there is also the "linux network administrator´s guide" (NAG), the "linux kernel hackers guide" (KHG) and the "linux user´s guide". these are very low-level descriptions of how to setup things - no yast, only pure text file editing)
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    I will try it like you said.

    Btw, I am also a programmer, I hope that helps.
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    HELP!! I SCREWED UP!!


    I screwed up my linux, dunno how.
    When linux checks everything at the beginning i have to login there instead of at the part where i have to chose what prog (KDE, Gnome, etc) i will use, after that i cant do a thing, mainly cause i dunno how, but i just cant get to kde.
    The thing is i get errors like $DISPLAY is not set.
    Tell me what to do.
    Last edited by Degar; May 18th, 2002 at 07:40 AM.
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    startkde or startx starts up your kde.

    but there must be a reason why it does not start up anymore. did you change hardware or software settings recently?

    maybe you are just in the wrong runlevel.
    type "runlevel" and post the output here please.

    to tuxie: do you do c programming?
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    ok, i will try it
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    No, C++, Visual Basic,Basic and some ASM.And ofcourse some scripting languages like PHP, javascript etc. .
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    results:


    hiho@thijs:~>startkde
    xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
    xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
    xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
    xsetroot: unable to open display ' '.
    xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
    xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
    xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
    xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
    /opt/kde2/bin/startkde: [: : integer expression expected
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xset: unable to open display ""
    Aborting:$DISPLAY is not set
    ERROR: KUniqueApplication: Pipe closed unexpected.
    ksmserver: cannot connect to X server
    connect () failed: No such file or directory
    hiho@thijs~>Aborting $DISPLAY is not set

    hiho@thijs~>runlevel
    bash: runlevel: command not found


    hope tis is usefull information, cause i dont understand a thing except for that i screwed it up.
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    the errors for startkde are ok, since you must start X before you startkde.

    the runlevel command does not seem to be present on your system. (why?)

    try "startx", if it fails type "X" and post the output.
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    with startX nothing happens, with just X it starts something, but all i see is a grey screen with a cursor, not even text or anything like that
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    you can kill the x-server with ctrl-alt-backspace.

    since it starts, your x-system is configured.

    i am quite sure you need to setup the right initial runlevel.
    for SuSE you can do this in yast (i think it was "login options" - there you can choose "console", "xdm" or "kdm" (depending on your version). change this to kdm.

    startx has to be written all in lower-case!
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    ok, so after X i press ctrl-alt-backspace, then startkde?
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    no. as a workaround to the "real" problem you can do this:

    - type "X &"
    - when X appears, type ctrl-alt-f1 which should bring you back to the text console.
    - there you type "export DISPLAY=:0"
    - and then "startkde"

    but you should fix the bootup runlevel setting. this is the "real" solution.
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    ok, i will try

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