-Computer hangs when scanning ports-

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers -Computer hangs when scanning ports-
# 1  
Old 02-23-2002
CPU & Memory -Computer hangs when scanning ports-

Hi everyone,

I 've just installed Mandrake Linux v8.0 and everything worked fine untill, i think after having booted from Windows 2000, my computer 'hangs' at the pixelated pinguin startup screen
and displays something like:

Winbond Super Something Now scanning ports: 3f0 2f8 320 110
SMCD scanning ports: 3f0 2fg

When i press enter i get a login prompt but i want to get into the (KDE) G.UI. instead of the shell..

What's wrong and what can i do about this?
Lots of thanx in advance!
# 2  
Old 02-26-2002
Computer let's rephrase my question..

How can i get into the GUI of Mandrake
from the textbased shell (bash)..
This is probaby very easy but i'm very new to Linux/Unix so i don't have a clue..

Thanx in advance!

# 3  
Old 02-26-2002
Try typing "startx" once you are logged in.

I'm not very familiar with Mandrake, but I suspect they have some kind of control-panel similar to RedHat's linuxconf. Load that up and you should be able to change the default setting to a graphical login.
# 4  
Old 02-26-2002
MySQL Thanx!

Thanx! I saw something like 'startx' before..but i did not try it yet..

After installing Mandrake again, everything's working fine but next time something goes wrong i'll try the STARTX command..

It has something to do with the X-window system, hasn't it? Smilie

greetz Phaelanx
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

8 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Red Hat

Dm devices not created while scanning

Hello, I have Red Hat 5.7 running on HP hardware box. All file systems (except root) are in LVM. I have to create a new file-system and Storage team allocated 8 luns to this server. I scanned them on OS level with below command for x in {0..9}; do echo '- - -' > /sys/class/scsi_host/host$x/scan;... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: solaris_1977
0 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

scanning the file for a particular column

I have a file containing 4 columns. need to scan that file, if all the rows in the column4 have a value ZERO, it should print "everything is fine". And if all are not ZERO , at the first encounter of non ZERO value of 4th column it should print "some problem " may be a silly question, but at... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: gotam
11 Replies

3. Solaris

virus scanning options?

we have a mjial server running on solaris 9. we have about 10K attachment a day that we need to scan for virus type things. in the past we have been using Mcafee. problem is that since the new 5.10 version we find it is running too slow. the question is what AV products are can run on... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: robsonde
0 Replies

4. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Scanning file backwards

Is there any way to look for a directory path that is listed any number of lines *before* a keyword in an error message? I have a script that is trying to process different files that are always down a certain portion of a path, and if there is an error, then says there is an error, contact... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: tekster757
2 Replies

5. Solaris

Paging without Scanning

Trying to reach a formula on Solaris 9 for calculating the Memory utilization percentage, i have encountered a lot of indicators and metrices, however i have faced a case today which confused me. How to get a Zero Scan Rate along an hour whilst the Paging activity (Pages IN & Pages Out) are not... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: Negm
4 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

scanning for '0' value in .txt file

Hello I am a novice shell scripting programmer, so please bare with me. I have embedded a simple SQL statement into a shell script, which simply returns an integer (its a count (*) statement). The result of the statement is then oputput to .txt file. So, the number could be 0, 1,2, 10,... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: man80
4 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

scanning empty directories

Hi, I want to produce a text file representing a list of empty directories on a unix system starting from a specified directory. I hope I explained well my problem. Thanks in advance. (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: N065956BM
7 Replies

8. IP Networking

Network issues, computer hangs.

Not sure if this is the right section for this. Move if necessary Hey guys, Just wanting to know if anyone has had a similar experience. I have a FreeBSD 4.8 gateway machine with a dual boot win98/FreeBSD machine connected to it. When I'm in windows and playing a game, Diablo II or Star... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: BSeanD
11 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question