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Old 12-14-2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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Rhel 6.2


Hello.

Any one can tell me how to switch over to GUI mode from command prompt mode in RHEL 6.2.I am unable to switch over.I have installed the "RHEL6.2-20111117.0-Server-x86_64-DVD1" version in my desktop.

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Old 12-14-2012, 02:49 AM   #2
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Hi Anil and welcome to LinuxQuestions!

The server version hasn't got a Desktop Manager pre-installed, therefore you first have to install it, for example by means of
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yum groupinstall Desktop
then run it using startx. If you want to login directly in graphic mode at boot time, change the default runlevel in /etc/inittab from 3 to 5.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 04:27 AM   #3
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Thank you so much for your reply.Do i need to connect my system to the internet.I mean has the patch needs to be installed online?.
 
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Not necessarily. You can mount the installation DVD and use it as a local repository. Please, follow instructions here.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 05:18 AM   #5
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When i follow the instructions from the link you have shared, i,e when i type the command yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop and enter,i get a message saying

updating certificate based repositories
setting up group process
Warning: Group X windows system doesnot exist
warning: Group desktop doesnot exists.
no packages in any requested group available to install or update.
 
Old 12-15-2012, 03:54 AM   #6
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Please, post the complete output of the yum command. I'd like to see especially the first part where it lists the available repositories.
 
Old 12-17-2012, 12:31 AM   #7
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Hi,
finally i was able to enter the GUI mode.Thanks for your support.As i am new to the linux.Where ccan i get the list of basic linux commands.And what is the command for mounting a USB device & checking what exists in the USB device.

Anil
 
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for red hat
your first stop might be the red hat support
http://www.redhat.com/support/customer-portal.html

you did buy the required license ? right ?
the server license is ( see below )
https://www.redhat.com/wapps/store/catalog.html
$ 349 to above $36,000 PER year

red hat is not really free

then once you do have a licensed and registered install
you can login to the red hat "knowledge base"
-- most questions have an answer there, but you have to be registered with RedHat to use it
https://access.redhat.com/search/quick?

or

install one of the FREE rebuild of RHEL
CentOS 6.3
ScientificLinux 6.3

as to commands
a bit OLD but still very useful
-- an online book --
http://rute.2038bug.com/rute.html.gz
or
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
 
  


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