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Old 01-27-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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[root@localhostroot]# help


I entered here because of the Title of this forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

I can not get anything after [root@localhostroot]# I don't know what to type next. I read the book Red Hat Unleash 9.0 and I did not find anything related with this particular part.

If any body can help me with this, that will be great.

I will apreciate if some one who had this problem before and solved it can tell me how to do it. Thank you .,

bye
 
Old 01-27-2004, 09:20 PM   #2
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hmm im kind of a newb myself, but try starting the x window system with startx or xinit(then startkde)
 
Old 01-27-2004, 10:13 PM   #3
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Before doing that I'd recommend typing "useradd" or "adduser", follow the next few steps in creating a user, log out, then log back in as that new user.

Being root is helpful for many things, but it's much safer to simply become a superuser (type "su", then type root password) when a situation calls for root power.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 10:32 PM   #4
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Thank you guys

I am going to try all this options I will tell you guys how it goes.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 10:56 PM   #5
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hmm, the Red Hat book had nothing about the console and working from the console?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 11:05 PM   #6
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I tried startx and nothing happened
I tried typing "xinit just like you said tombomb300 and this is what I got.
FATAL Server error:
server is already active for display 0 if this server is no longer running remove /tmp/x0-lock and start again.

When reporting a problem related to a server crash please send the full server output , not just the last messages. Please report problems to xfree86@free86.org
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: not protocol specified
giving up
Xini: unable to connect to X server
Xinit: no such process (erron3): server error
[root@localhostroot]#
That is thank for any help guys
bye

Thank you guys and thanks too you to Netizen for letting me know that the Red Hat book had nothing about console or working from the console, so I would apreciate if you can tell me what book does.

Last edited by eyner; 01-28-2004 at 12:08 AM.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 11:10 PM   #7
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Hi, i'm a newb too, can you try hitting the keys Ctrl - Alt - F7 (all three buttons together) . If nothing happens, log in as root, type "init 5" and see what happens. Hope all goes well. Cheers
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:10 AM   #8
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Ok, I will try Ctrl + Alt+F7
and typing " init 5
Thank you
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:43 AM   #9
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I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F7 and the monitors when Off so I pressed Ctrl +Alt+F1 and I got back to [root@localhostroot]# I am going crazy with this I really want to get into the Desktop. I have tried everything. I tried " init 5" and nothing happend.

Thanks guys
Later
 
  


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