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Old 01-21-2001, 11:32 PM   #16
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ok, im on to something here. re-installed as workstation. just did a "whereis startx". this is what it says
"startx: usr/x11r6/bin/startx /usr/bin/x11/startx"
ok, now, im scared! lol.
tried the "/usr/bin/x11/startx" and "usr/x11r6/bin/startx" and it tells me no such file or directory.
finally looks like i am heading in the right direction, but with all this trouble, i am a little befuddled now as what to do next. can you help me out again? thanx.
if you use the flower my nuber is 68504473!
 
Old 01-21-2001, 11:36 PM   #17
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Remember that Linux is case sensitive. If I do a whereis I get "startx: /usr/X11R6/bin/startx /usr/bin/X11/startx" so X11 is NOT the same as x11. Are you exactly typing the output from whereis?
 
Old 01-21-2001, 11:39 PM   #18
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ok. type startx and i amoff and running.
another question thought. how do i access and change my moniter info. windows are opening larger than the monitor view. plus, it said on startup that running off of root can cause system damage. what is this and how do i stop that?
 
Old 01-21-2001, 11:47 PM   #19
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To change X setting you can use XF86Setup. You really shouldn't log in as root on a regular basis. Create a regular user and login using that. This will prevent you from doing accidental damage to the system. You can su to root (or use sudo) when you need to do system maintenance.
 
Old 01-21-2001, 11:48 PM   #20
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any links you could point me to for tutorials? i have seen hundreds, but figuring your the expert you might know where to look. thanx
 
Old 01-22-2001, 04:35 PM   #21
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ok, up and running and trying to figure things out over here. how do i create a new user so i can stop running from root?
 
Old 01-22-2001, 05:31 PM   #22
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To add a new user use the adduser command.
 
Old 01-24-2001, 10:50 AM   #23
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Try the site
http://www.linuxdoc.org/

Tons of documentation and getting started info. Try reading some of the Guides, there is a beginers guide. The HowTo files describe specific topics in a step by step manner. Good Luck!
 
Old 01-24-2001, 04:27 PM   #24
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thanx for the reply. iwill check it out. also, i got "linux redhat for dummies" coming in the mail. lol
 
Old 01-28-2001, 10:08 AM   #25
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Well, after many many blunders and hacks of redhat 7.0 that I have done, it is time to do a format and fresh install. problem is, i cant figure out how. can someone kindly tell me how to format mt drive running linux? i actually havelinux red hat 7.0 for dummies, and i have learned alot from that in the last week, but no word on how to remove it. thanx guys for all the help you have been giving me.
 
Old 06-14-2001, 06:48 PM   #26
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How would you install x windows then without installing the whole OS (RH7 in this case)? Thanks!
 
  


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