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Old 04-19-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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Don't get the GUI when I load RED HAT 6

I am fairly new to Linux. When i loaded RED HAT 6 in Vmware it defaulted to command line, no GUI. Tried startx command and got command not found. Tried a whereis startx and it couldn't find it. Editied inittab and changed to runlevel 5 and it just hung at bootup. Had to change back to runlevel 3. Do I need load x-windows and if so how? RED HAT 5 loads fine in Vmware.
Old 04-19-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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Do you have X installed?

An it's "Red Hat 6", not "RED HAT 6".
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Just sounds like you didn't install it. It sounds like you should probably just reinstall, but you can try running "yum groupinstall GNOME Desktop Environment"

Originally Posted by MTK358 View Post
Do you have X installed?

An it's "Red Hat 6", not "RED HAT 6".
Actually, it's hopefully "Red Hat EL6", not "Red Hat 6", what with the decade in between them.

And it's "And", not "An". ;-)

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Old 04-20-2011, 02:52 AM   #4
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X is not included on the default Server install of RHEL 6.
If you want X, you have to use the Workstation option instead.
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The "yum groupinstall GNOME Desktop Environment" worked. I did a startx and the GUI came up. I will now change the inittab to runlevel 5. When I install in the future I will look for the workstation option. Thanks everyone for the help and quick responses. (Actually I should have referred to Red Hat 6 as RHEL 6) Thanks again - you made my first problem solving post a pleasure.


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