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Old 09-14-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
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problems installin 7.3


I've installed redhat 7.3 before with no problems. This time I installed the server version and when it boots up I only get the command line version and not the GUI (gnome or KDE).

What can I do to fix this?

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Old 09-14-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
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iirc, load the CD and reboot, select Upgrade, then select the GUI you want when asked.
BTW, that's a pretty old distro, you might want to consider getting hold of a more recent one, esp if it doesn't recognise the HW. Also, apart from fedoralegacy.org, you prob can't get updates/patches for it anymore.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 02:37 PM   #3
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thanks

thanks m8. I have to use this version becuase it's want were developing on ugggggggggg

-mg
 
Old 09-14-2004, 02:50 PM   #4
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chrism01 help? didn't work

Hey my friend, I tried the upgrade and it never asked me what gui I wanted and I'm now back to doing a full install again. Isn't ther a way to edit a boot or config file?

mg
 
Old 09-14-2004, 02:55 PM   #5
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Please don't start new threads for a response/follow-up.
That's quite confusing.


[edit]I've merged them[/edit]

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Old 09-14-2004, 03:26 PM   #6
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yep, this was confusing....look at the other thread for other answers...
 
Old 09-15-2004, 09:11 AM   #7
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If you definitely want a GUI, then edit the file
/etc/inittab
and change this line:
id:3:initdefault:
change the 3 to a 5 and it will bring up a GUI if it can.
To see if you have in fact got the SW installed, try:
rpm -qa|grep -i gnome
and
rpm -qa|grep -i kde
and see if it responds.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 10:35 AM   #8
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finally got it :)

Thanks Guys. I just re-installed and was able to get the gui of my desire. I did go in and edit that file before that and it did work but needed a different OS anyway.

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