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Well, guys and gals. I am truly a newbie and I just finished installing Linux 9.2. My PC keeps booting Linux into the text mode where I have no ideas how to start the GUI that I used to see elsewhere. How do I go about starting this thing in GUI? Help!
I think I know what I did wrong during the installation process. I chose XFree86 as my GUI or something. I just read another post with the similar problem but after running xf86config and startx, all I got was errors. So, I think I'm reformating the HD and reinstalling everything and make not to pick XFree86 as the GUI.
If anyone can pinpoint me to the correct procedure so I don't have to reinstall everything, that'll be great. So far nobody cares to tell me anything.
You don't say what distro 9.2, Red Hat? Slackware? In my install the GUI options were Gnome and KDE. I selected to install both and after install completed I chose KDE. Every time I boot up KDE starts auto. Xfree86 is the interface between hardware (the mouse, keyboard, and video displays.)
Thanks guys. I will do more troubleshooting later when I get home from work. BTW, I have a Matrox Millenium II and there is a choice for it during configuration. I will get the error messages for you later.