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Old 10-23-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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How to Switch to graphical mode after minimal install


Hi

I have done a "Minimal Install" of Redhat Linux AS server, now I want to switch to graphical mode please tell me how this can be done and what rpms do i need for that.

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Old 10-23-2006, 04:46 PM   #2
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try startx, or you may have to install the "X-window-system" to get a GUI
 
Old 10-23-2006, 09:17 PM   #3
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If you want graphics by default on login, install kdm, gdm or xdm.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 09:29 PM   #4
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Usually a minimal install doesn't install X by default. I'd like to ask why you need X on a server though, unless your using this as a desktop.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 02:50 AM   #5
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startx & init5 commands are not available its gives error when i try to execute them.
How can I installl "X-window-system" from text mode I will highly appreciate if you copuld give step by step instructions on that.

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Old 10-24-2006, 02:58 AM   #6
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By xdm do you mean this package "xorg-x11-xdm-6.8.1-23.EL.i386.rpm"
I have tried to install the above mentioned package previously but I am stuck on dependencies issue.

When I try to install "xorg-x11-xdm-6.8.1-23.EL.i386.rpm" it says that it needs "xorg-x11-6.8.1-23.EL.i386.rpm" packaged to be installed

when I try to install "xorg-x11-6.8.1-23.EL.i386.rpm" its says that it needs "xinitrc-4.0.14-1.noarch.rpm" package

the starnge thing is that when I try to install "xinitrc-4.0.14-1.noarch.rpm" it says that it needs "xorg-x11-6.8.1-23.EL.i386.rpm" package I am stuck in a loop here , please help me out of this.

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Old 10-24-2006, 05:09 AM   #7
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Rather than installing from rpm, you should be able to use "yum" to figure it out for you.

But, as trickykid already asked you, why would you need a graphical login on a server (RedHat AS)? The graphical stuff is bound to just slow down the server.
If you don't want a server at all, you should pick another distro to install.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 06:29 AM   #8
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okay I tried "yum" (with out any swithces) it also resulted in failure (yum command not found), I dont have a large network so I think i can afford to have a GUI based server, and its not just a login I want to be graphical I want whole dektop.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 08:33 AM   #9
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The syntax is something like
Code:
yum install some_package
yum upgrade some_package
etc.
But since the command was not found, that won't help either. I have not worked with a RedHat AS machine before, but maybe yum needs installation first?

Can't you use the original installation CDs and go for a custom install (rather than a minimal install) or to add some packages (ie the graphical system)?
 
Old 10-25-2006, 11:42 AM   #10
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I am having trouble with my cdrom its not reading CDs very well and having a great deal of trouble with Redhat AS cd thats why I cant do a custom install, I tried to reinstall OS and have managed to install "X Winodws System" successfully now can you tell me what packages I need for installing gnome if you can please give me the list of those packages as I will be downloading them for install.

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