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Old 11-23-2001, 09:27 PM   #1
jimmythenewbie
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How do I start gnome? **Dumbest question ever**


I just installed LINUX, and all I get is a command prompt, which is cool, but I have no idea how to start gnome or kde or anything. Can someone point me in the right direction. Should I use gnome? Or is there another desktop that's better.

Thanks in advance!!!
 
Old 11-23-2001, 10:01 PM   #2
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Everyone has thier desktop preference. Gnome I think is a little nicer, but KDE works pretty smooth. First configure X. Assuming you are logged in as root type xf86config and set up the file and then type startx. If you want to have a choice of windows managers, you can (as root) type kdm or gdm which will take you to an X login window where you can check out many of the WM's through KDE's login manager or Gnome's login manager. Enlightenment is my favorite, very nice! Make sure you've created a user though to log into the actual windows manager with, root isn't recommended by most.
 
Old 11-24-2001, 03:52 AM   #3
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that's really not the dumbest question.. we get plenty worse than that!
 
  


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