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Old 04-06-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
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Install GNOME RPM after minimum RHEL install

Hi All,

I installed RHEL without the X-Window, GNOME, or KDE interface. Right now I'm just getting the command prompts which I DON'T WANT. what I want is a nice GUI.

I've installed the GNOME RPM as well as all of its dependencies but now I don't know what to do.

I thought I was supposed to go to /etc/inittab and change the default run level from 3 to 5 but I got an error when I rebooted. Said something about spawning too quickly.

I've also tried typing startx but it says command not found.

Anyway, I know there's something else I need to do but I don't have the slightest idea. Please bare with me I used to be a windows user!!!


Please let me know if I need to be more descriptive.
Old 04-06-2004, 04:24 PM   #2
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you install x?
Old 04-06-2004, 04:25 PM   #3
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try editing /etc/X11/XF86Config

to match your setup,

or get XFree86-4.4.0 and run, xf86config
Old 04-06-2004, 04:25 PM   #4
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no. Just GNOME. Should I and if I should than how? What's the difference between X and GNOME?

Old 02-23-2007, 04:36 PM   #5
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If your using Redhat EL4 and you have a valid redhat network account, you can use
up2date -i "@ gnome"
this will install all the packages you need.
to see a list of valid packages use
up2date --show-groups | more
If you are using Centos (Redhat EL) you can do the same with yum using
yum groupinstall "gnome"
and to list yum
grouplist | more


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