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Old 04-29-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
amitpremchand
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GUI problem


Hi friends!!

I am a rookie .who just installed CENTOS 5, but i am unable to access my GUI, i landed on to the command prompt and with the help of google was able to install gdm, but now when i try to log in to my id it gives a message " my session has lasted for less than 10 sec' plss help me out

thanks in advance
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:10 PM   #2
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Instead of using gdm, first type "startx" at the command prompt. This will start the GUI, then you'll be able to set up the configuration to your liking using the menus.

PS Of course, log in before typing startx.
 
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cent is one of the easiest to install
http://www.centos.org/
http://wiki.centos.org/

what is your hardware ? this sounds like your 3d card might be the problem
your specs
how much ram ?
the cpu ?
your 3d card ( if you have one)?
if not the built in chip on your MOBO ( if you have one ) ?
also for a very new user i would recommend installing Ubuntu or mint

cent is targeted for the office and can be a bit hard to get some new things installed
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:31 PM   #4
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thanks for the reply

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Instead of using gdm, first type "startx" at the command prompt. This will start the GUI, then you'll be able to set up the configuration to your liking using the menus.

PS Of course, log in before typing startx.
after running startx. my screen flickers and then i get the login prompt for centos. after entering the default username& password i get the message your session lasted for less than 10sec and i am back on the login screen tried to go through the failsafe but didnt work.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:36 PM   #5
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Unhappy hello !!

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cent is one of the easiest to install
http://www.centos.org/
http://wiki.centos.org/

what is your hardware ? this sounds like your 3d card might be the problem
your specs
how much ram ?
the cpu ?
your 3d card ( if you have one)?
if not the built in chip on your MOBO ( if you have one ) ?
also for a very new user i would recommend installing Ubuntu or mint

cent is targeted for the office and can be a bit hard to get some new things installed
Using asrock with dual core 2.8 gig processor and a 4gb ram with 160 gb hdd, during my first install i had a problem with the IP as i donot have a static IP. so added another card and completed the installation with no error. it asked for the login command and after that i was on # prompt then installed the gdm successfully and entered startx/init 5 but still the same problem
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:46 PM   #6
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Unhappy one more thing

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Using asrock with dual core 2.8 gig processor and a 4gb ram with 160 gb hdd, during my first install i had a problem with the IP as i donot have a static IP. so added another card and completed the installation with no error. it asked for the login command and after that i was on # prompt then installed the gdm successfully and entered startx/init 5 but still the same problem
sorry forgot to mention...

i am installing VICIDIALNOW which installs centos by itself.

can you help pls..........
 
Old 04-29-2010, 04:36 PM   #7
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so you are building "full Call Center Suite System"
http://vicidialnow.blogspot.com/
and NOT a home system???

so this is going to be a call center and not a home office or desktop install

if call center then YOU DO NOT NEED A GUI.

if a home desktop i would put ubuntu on it

also with a cent based distro you WILL NEED TO USE the pae kernel to be able to use all of that 4 gig of ram
 
Old 04-30-2010, 01:22 PM   #8
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Smile thanks John

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so you are building "full Call Center Suite System"
http://vicidialnow.blogspot.com/
and NOT a home system???

so this is going to be a call center and not a home office or desktop install

if call center then YOU DO NOT NEED A GUI.

if a home desktop i would put ubuntu on it

also with a cent based distro you WILL NEED TO USE the pae kernel to be able to use all of that 4 gig of ram
yes its for a call center , how do i access the user interface of the vicidialnow i am using a dynamic IP which is 10.0.0.1 (gateway)

installed 2 lan cards on the pc 1 has taken a default IP as 192.168.1.1 for vicidialnow and the other one for my internet access. i donot have a SIP account how do i configure my PC so that i can access my vicidial GUI and agent interface pls advice...


with best of regards
Amit
 
  


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