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Old 04-14-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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How to tell if GUI enabled


I'm on a command-line Linux and am wondering what commands I could be entering or things I could be checking to find out whether this OS has support for GUI mode?

When I boot up it goes directly to the command prompt rather than other Linuxes I've tried, which start up in graphical mode.

It's a prebuilt OS image so I'm not sure whether the creator of the image just set the default to be command line (meaning that I can set it up to work in graphical mode) or whether this image doesn't have support for it.

I'm using CentOS, but I'm guessing the solution to this would be with generic Linux commands? I've tried a few suggestions like "init 5" from a web search but as I'm a newbie I think I'm on the wrong track.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-14-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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Try 'start x' for a good attempt.

Using CentOS, are you logged in as root?
 
Old 04-14-2007, 06:43 PM   #3
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try type at the terminal
Code:
startx
and press the return key

PerfectReign beat me to it.
 
Old 04-14-2007, 07:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for your responses. I've tried both startx and start x and it says that the command cannot be found.

I guess I'm out of luck, huh? (Or is there anything else I should try to see if I have GUI support built into this image somehow?)

By the way, what could I expect to see if start x worked? Would it immediately jump from command-line to GUI, or would that simply enable something but I'd have to restart, or something else?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-14-2007, 07:27 PM   #5
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I would say if you can get GUI in CentOS then your installation has not been successful and a re-installation should correct it.
 
Old 04-14-2007, 08:50 PM   #6
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try "ctrl+alt+F7" its the default graphical workstation, maybe it is set to go to one of the others first
 
  


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