LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux 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!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-04-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
ngan_yine
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 113

Rep: Reputation: 15
from shell to KDE or any graphical desktop


Hi! I had install redhat 9.0 in my secondary harddrive and now whenever I log in ,it is always in shell or dos and I couldn't find the command to jump into any graphical desktop.like when I use mandrake 9 ,I could just type kde or gnome and the desktop would automatically open.When I install redhat 9 ,I did install quite a few software .I install all the graphical destop and etc.... but now I am unable to do anything after install more than 2.5 gb of software pack .
Was the shell's command from mandrake is different from redhat or was it I that didn't know how to.But when I was loading it did show graphical booter .

Help me ,please.

thanks!!!
 
Old 09-04-2003, 05:44 PM   #2
darthtux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: 35.7480 N, 95.3690 W
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, Red Hat, Solaris
Posts: 2,070

Rep: Reputation: 45
To start as GUI from the command-line
startx

To boot straight into a GUI
As root, edit the file /etc/inittab
Change the line
id:3:initdefault:
to
id:5:initdefault:

Then type
telinit q

Last edited by darthtux; 09-04-2003 at 05:47 PM.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 05:45 PM   #3
fancypiper
Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 57
Log in, then type startx

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users
redhat-config-users

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 09-05-2003, 05:09 AM   #4
ngan_yine
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 113

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks I'll try that ,I can't edit the file .It said that the permission is denied .ever since I install RH9 ,I haven't add any new users yet.So I am working as the root .but it ok ,i'll try the starx .
thanks!!
 
Old 09-05-2003, 04:52 PM   #5
ngan_yine
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 113

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Permisson denies to edit /etc/inittab

When ever I try to edit the /etc/inittab in root in bash shell or gnome(I log in by tying startx).I coudn't do it because it said permission is denies .how can it be !I am the root and I haven't add any user yet!
 
Old 09-05-2003, 05:03 PM   #6
darthtux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: 35.7480 N, 95.3690 W
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, Red Hat, Solaris
Posts: 2,070

Rep: Reputation: 45
What is the output of

ls -l /etc/inittab
 
Old 09-05-2003, 05:04 PM   #7
fancypiper
Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 57
Just exactly what was typed?

Try

pico -w /etc/inittab

See what happens.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 05:16 PM   #8
ngan_yine
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 113

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I don'r know but I manage to edit it in Gnome desktop using kediter or some textediter .Bu now I need to make a boot disk in RH and can you tell me how and please can you tell me how do I fix linux installing like scandisk in MS and check file something like that?


thanks!
 
Old 09-05-2003, 05:59 PM   #9
ngan_yine
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 113

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
change swap partition from hda3 to hdb3

I got another problem ,it that when I install RH9 I couln't install it with my own pc for that gzlib ,crc comprassion error ( I don't know what is that).So I took out my secondary harddisk and install it in my sister computer.But my sister computer couldn't support two HD at once so I set this one as primary .The installing went smoothly,but when I rejoin in my PC as secondary everything work except for the part that this RH couldn't find swapt partition in HDA3 .Course of it couldn't find it because it tis not in HDA(windowxp) anymore(I thinks).It is in HDB3(again,I think
).So can anyone tell me what seem to be the problem?and of course I got two sound card (on board and sb!live surround sound 5.1).And as everyone would have done it ,I use SB! Live but when I change my primary audio device and make a audio testing,it's working file until I try to open mp3 audio from CD .No sound produce.


help me!!!
thanks!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mandrake 10.1 won't boot into kde or any other graphical desktop gram_vaz Linux - Hardware 2 02-23-2005 11:40 PM
Shell bypass to graphical environment Stephanie Linux - General 6 09-05-2004 12:56 PM
Graphical file manager for non KDE/Gnome desktop Hex29A Linux - Software 8 01-05-2004 11:28 AM
Graphical Desktop Environment Gerardoj Linux - General 3 10-30-2003 07:00 PM
Gentoo-like graphical shell? lsakhvoruk Linux - Software 6 07-24-2003 11:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration