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Old 03-14-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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localhost login wont work..HELP!!!


i am totally new to linux and i wanted to try redhat 6.1 so i installed it and it finished.

now i try to boot and it gets to a dos style screen and asks:
localhost login:

i have tried everything and it keeps saying login incorrect...............what the heck is going on i just want to boot the darn thing and see what its like already and i can even get there!



help!!!!
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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i thought it would just boot to a windows like environment. if i have the wrong product then which one is like windows?? thanks.....
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:16 PM   #3
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try 'root' with no password.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:17 PM   #4
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Or actually, didn't is ask you to specify a root password when you installed it?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:30 PM   #5
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yes it did and i made one. i tried root and themn my password and it now says;
root@localhost /root]#


what gives how can i get to a normal interface like windows??


thanks....
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:34 PM   #6
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lol

your in!

now if you want to get to the purtyness type:

startx

that should take you to the default window manager
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:40 PM   #7
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now i get:
excevx failed for /etc/x11/x (errno 2)
x11transsocketunixconnect; cant connect: errno=111
giving up
xinit: connection refused (errno 111) unable to connect to x server
xinit: no such process (errno 3): server error




im lost here????
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:50 PM   #8
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hrmm..
i never faced this problem before....

type in:

ps -A

<- make sure it a capital A

look for something called

X

if you see it look for the PID number

then type:

kill NUMBER

wher NUMBER is the PID of X

now try startx again
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:58 PM   #9
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i dont see it. i apologize this is just way too complicated. i thought it would load like a normal windows type environmnet. is there a verson which will do that? i just want to press the power and have it boot. thanks for any suggestions you can offer......
 
  


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