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Old 05-25-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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Get to GNOME from terminal + where for kernel source


Hi,
Fresh install of Fedora Core 5, been bold enough to install it in text mode so it also starts in text mode- but I would occasionally want to bring GUI back, just don't know how. Any special command(s) for that?
Also would like to lay my hands on the kernel source: I got Fedora Core on 5 CD's as part of a Linux magazine and the SOURCE directory is empty. Is the source on my machine still, but I don't know how to look for it, or it's quite possible that the kernel source was not included on CD's?
Eager to have fun with the penguin...
 
Old 05-25-2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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To enter a gui, simply type startx.

The source if it's on your machine should be in /usr/src (usually in the directory called linux). You should be able to use your package manager to install the source from the CD. Years ago I feel like I had to download the source CD's separately from the RH mirrors. They were labeled blahblah_SRPM.iso or the like where SRPM meant Source RPMs.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by achtung_linux
I would occasionally want to bring GUI back, just don't know how. Any special command(s) for that?
You probably is running in level 3 (to be sure, the second number of "runlevel" output, will tell the current level)
To enter in level 5, which starts the graphical login too, run "telinit 5", as root.

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Also would like to lay my hands on the kernel source: I got Fedora Core on 5 CD's as part of a Linux magazine and the SOURCE directory is empty. Is the source on my machine still, but I don't know how to look for it, or it's quite possible that the kernel source was not included on CD's?
Run the software instalation tool, and using the search mode, look for kernel keyword. The kernel source is named kernel-devel.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 01:12 AM   #4
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"Run the software installation tool" as in "put the CD1 in the CD-ROM"? I'm sorry this may look like dumb question...
And how to reach the search mode during installation?
 
Old 05-31-2006, 06:18 AM   #5
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"Run the software installation tool" as in "put the CD1 in the CD-ROM"?
Go to the Applications item in menu bar (next to fedora icon), Select Add/Remove software. In the Packet Manager window, click on the large search button. In the text field type "kernel-devel" and click on the small search button at the right.
In the list bellow, select the most recent version, and then, the Apply button. When package manager finish, the kernel source code will be found at "/usr/src/kernels/".

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And how to reach the search mode during installation?
I don't remember anymore. I just did one install and I can't tell you what are the steps.

BTW, did you manage to put your system in graphical mode using the "telinit 5" command ?
 
Old 05-31-2006, 01:50 PM   #6
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I know that it is a kind of dumb question; but when I choose "Add/Remove Software" the Package Manager that opens up reports that it is unable to retrieve software information (verbatim from the dialog box) and after clicking OK the Package Manager closes.
"Search" option doesn't work as well, it either reports files not existing (although I know that I made them and put them in specific directories: few sample text files and a toy presentation) or says "Daemon not runnig". After clicking the "start daemon" whatever I put as a subject for search is reported not existing, and it happens as I type letter by letter...
Graphical mode runs just fine with telinit 5 command, and beside search tool and Package Manager not working, everything else is ok.
During the very smooth installation I don't remember seeing a search option...
 
  


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