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Old 07-03-2002, 10:39 PM   #1
benzone
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Help~! Missing GUI


Sorry, forum moderator. I accidentally posted this thread in the Linux-Software section. It was meant to be here :P
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Can anyone pls help

Upon booting up, my RedHat will bring me to a DOS-like screen...

Red Hat Linux release 7.0 ... ...
Kernal 2.2.16-22 ... ...

mypc login: _


Then, upon logging in, i got this...

[root@mypc /root]# _

It does not load up the GUI interface(startx-XWindow) as described in the websites around... i tried to type startx, but it is not recognisable.

Anyone knows what happened to my system? And how do I setup the GUI interface?

Pls advise / suggest. Will be grateful for that.

Thanks and Regards,
Benjamin
 
Old 07-03-2002, 10:44 PM   #2
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What mesage are you getting when you type startx?
Are you sure you install and configure X, more than likely
you did unless you told it not to.

As far as setup:
Xconfigurator
xf86configure

Try these commands (as root):
type startx
whereis startx
 
Old 07-04-2002, 12:22 AM   #3
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Pardon me. I am totally new to Linux... :P Was assigned a task of setting up a dns server despite knowing nutz abt Linux... LOL~!Guess I need to learn it

It says the file is not found. In that case, it was not installed when I installed Red Hat. That means I need to install it manually, right? Are there any detailed documents (for newbies) out in the net on how to do that?
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Benjamin, the newbie
 
Old 07-04-2002, 12:33 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by benzone
Was assigned a task of setting up a dns server despite knowing nutz abt Linux... LOL~!Guess I need to learn it
If I was setting up a DNS server, the GUI is really not needed and if you planned on running the GUI or X, it would only take up space and resources on the DNS server.

Read up on the DNS howto at www.tldp.org and that might help you in setting up the server.
 
Old 07-04-2002, 03:10 AM   #5
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thanks... will read read about it

i found all those X11R6, X11, man, directorys in my system. Don't know is it the person who set up the dns server previously, disabled the features. i think i better go read more first...

thanks again
 
  


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