Is the monitors alignment set? You may need to adjust that so the picture is centered.The problem I've got is when I boot to the logon screen the text is set way to the left of my screen, so I can't see the first 4-5 characters.
Again try to realign the monitor. This can be accomplished by using the monitor's dials/buttons for picture size and positionWhen I typed startx I got some errors thrown up which after a bit more reading found out about XFdrake, so I went about checking my Monitor and Graphics settings, I found my monitor was not set right so I set to Dell P991 and my Graphics card was set to Kyro series (which it is - Hercules Prophet 4500). *So I tried to alter the resolution and depth and eventually I booted into X, but still I had the problem of the left side of the desktop being off the screen to the left (btw my Win XP is ok with the screen position).
Post your '/etc/X11/XF86Config-4' fileI put this down to the resolution I had to select to make it go into X which was 640, so I went about getting some new driver for my card from http://www.powervr.com/Downloads.asp and installed them which I think went ok as well although thats the first time I had installed an RPM.
But my problems got worse, I logged in to X again and this time the graphics from the start were fuzzy/faint, so I went to the settings to try and change the resolution and it said I had to relogin for the settings to take effect. *So I tried to logout but it just seem to hang, so eventually had to reset. *When I went back in the screen was just the same as before, basically I can't seem to change my settings.
Maybe I installed the RPM wrong or it might not even be related to my Graphics card ?
I have tried searching for setup help with someone with similar spec to me but to no avail.
I want to look at it.
Too many services are starting more than likely. You probably have some that can be disabled. That will speed bootup noticeably. There is a program to configure that. DrakConf I think does that. Its been a while since I used Mandrake (a good 2-3 months, and it was only for a few weeks).Btw, does it always take so long for Mandrake to boot ?