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Old 05-15-2008, 02:00 AM   #1
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installing fedora 8 probs


hai all... i just a newbie in linux.... im just installing fedora 8 and now i have a problems where i cant use x server, the error appear is cannot start x server, please install GDM or restart ur GDM services...... and i dont know nothing how to solve it..... can anybody help me????......

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Old 05-15-2008, 02:28 AM   #2
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try this:
/etc/init.d/gdm restart
If that doesn't work, try this:
yum install gdm
 
Old 05-15-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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try this:
/etc/init.d/gdm restart
If that doesn't work, try this:
yum install gdm


thanks bro..... anyway... what is GDM???..... i just know start X only.... can u tell me bro.......

thanks alot bro.....
 
Old 05-16-2008, 02:19 AM   #4
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no problem bro, GDM is a graphical login manager for gnome (works for other DE as well). When you switch on your computer and GDM is launched, there is a nice login screen that show you several users to choose and ask for a password to login to gnome. This is what GDM does. GDM launches the DE for the user selected. It's not mandatory though, startx should work as well.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Display_Manager

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Old 05-29-2008, 02:50 AM   #5
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there no such file name GDM..... i also try to download from yum....but error appear where connection refuse.... how to configure yum and to set proxy..... in my office use http proxy...please help me bro
 
Old 05-29-2008, 06:27 AM   #6
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do that:
http_proxy=http://yourproxy.org/ yum install gdm
You can also set your proxy in /etc/yum.conf or /etc/yum/yum.conf something like that I don't remember.
 
  


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