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Not sure what you mean. You mean you want to surf or you want others to access your box? Just fire up mozilla or whatever for the first. Lynx or links may be on your system for console surfing.
Go to a website, download the rpm or source. 'man rpm' for how to install an rpm. './configure; make; make install' for source.
Not sure how a server is fundamentally different from a workstation in most senses. You can strip a server to nothing, but usually it's just a question of emphasis on capabilities and you can do most of what you can do in one in the other.
That was the fast answer - maybe somebody else will come along with the good answer.
for running GUI, try "startx".
( to automaticaly enter GUI, you must change your INIT level to 5, somewhere in the /etc/rc.d/, not sure how )
to get web browser, you must first get connected, you probably have already installed web browsers like mozilla.
when installing programs, you can download source code, and than compile it, which will result in faster program, but is more complicated, or you can download programs in form of .rpm packets ( try man rpm or something ), and than enter "rpm -iv program_name_and_version.rpm" )
This is ( most probably ) possible in server mode, but with your knowledge ( and i'm not far away ), you shuld've chosen the workstation or something like this.
That's all from me, you can expect more help from others.
Hm. I suppose it's possible an RH server doesn't come with a GUI. What do you mean 'didn't work'? Did X start to load and crash out? Did you get a 'file not found'? Something else?
To change your runlevel - well, I don't know what RH has or where it is. In Slack I'd do 'joe /etc/inittab' and change the 'default' line. RH is bound to have 'vi' or something symlinked to it but that could be a pain if you're not familiar with it. If nothing else, 'vi /etc/inittab' then hit 'i', quickly and carefully edit the line, and gently hit 'esc' and ':wq' *g* But don't do that until you have a working X to begin with.
You may have to do 'updatedb -u' or something - it's supposed to Just Work, but seems not to initially, sometimes.
And don't worry about it - I expect Linux to be perpetually confusing and it is a different ballgame, but the shock wears off pretty quickly. *g*
I am having similar problems. When I type startx, i get
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: /usr/bin/X11/X: No such file or directory
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: exec: /usr/bin/X11/X: cannot execute: No such file or directory
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
I'm using Debian 3.0. In tasksel I selected the desktop environment, and I saw gnome and kde being installed (there was no option to install X windows like I've seen in the guides). What am I missing?
Originally posted by AdamPengelly Thanks for your help Gents, I'm gonna try all this tonight when I get home.
I really appreciate the help, and I intend not to give up on Linux, windows does suck!
You should probably try new installation, this time workstation, because when a newbie ( like myself ) tries to install X, or do something bit more complicated, it usually doesn't end up got ( again, from my experience )
if I remember correctly there is no gui installed when you use the preconfigured server installation so yea re-install as workstation and get something like linux for dummies or somethin just so you can get the basics down. i did that back in january and have been just fine since steadily learning as I go
I reinstalled as workstation, and had no problems getting everything working just fine. I have the Gnome thing up and running, and have immediately found it better than Windows.
I am trying to install a player for MPEGS, and have found a program, and downloaded it. It's in a TAR file, which then uncompresses to show loads of files in a folder. I have no idea how to install this, but am sure I'll figure it out, and tips would be handy though.