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Old 03-20-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Question Help getting to GUI


I have a user name and password on linux server, but it opens up a command prompt. How do I get to a GUI? I have tried 'start kde' but I just get and error.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 03:46 PM   #2
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Welcome..

What is this error you speak of?
What distro are you using also?
 
Old 03-20-2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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Error is produced because there is no such command as start or if there is, it doesn't understand what the argument kde means. Instead, try

Code:
startx
or
Code:
xinit
and see if that helps. If any error messages are produced, post the relevant information here for more help.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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Gui

This is the error with both commands 'startx' and 'xinit'

[lisadmin@shmmam0 lisadmin]$ xinit

Fatal server error:
PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?
 
  


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