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Old 06-22-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
bscsekhar
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I am not getting Xwindow screen (GUI) in my Red Hat 8.0 system


I hv PIII 128MB RAM system with Red Hat 8.0. after installation of linux, I got GUI screen..but sometime back, I disabled GUI so I was getting only text mode. I changed some entries in /etc/inittab to get text mode. now I forgot. I want GUI screen again to configure LAN in that system. I changed the setting in /etc/inittab as follows and gave startx command but GUI not coming.
id:5:initdefault
getting error: fatal IO error 104(connection reset by peer) on X server after 0 requests.
Kindly help me in solving the problem.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:21 AM   #2
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you do know that rh8 went "end of life" a very long time ago .

and might be way to old to support your lan hardware.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 04:45 AM   #3
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John he may be 'stuck' with older hardware..

bscsekhar, I'm not sure exactly what is causing the issue.. but maybe try either using the video/hardware tools rh had back then (kudzu?, hwdetect?, xconfigurator?..etc.).

Also, have you changed/updated your video driver since?

Many times a newer, or different driver will help.

Lettuce know
 
Old 06-23-2010, 04:47 AM   #4
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The line you added into inittab is missing a : at the end.

Add the following line to your inittab (and remove the current line):

Code:
id:5:initdefault:
In addition to this; take note of the following:

1. Red Hat 8 is a very old distro - which you should consider upgrading.

2. When you make changes to key configuration files (for example, inittab, grub.conf, fstab and so forth) consider backing up your original file; so that if you break your install; its possible to recover.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 04:54 AM   #5
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John he may be 'stuck' with older hardware..
I don't believe this reasoning would hold for being on such an old distro.

His current hardware (with perhaps a little more RAM which is cheap) could even run Fedora 13: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...e_Requirements

Being on such an old version of Red Hat opens the OP up to security threats; as well as limits him/her to not being able to use the latest features in Fedora/RHEL.
 
  


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