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Old 12-23-2002, 07:20 AM   #1
xconspirisist
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Exclamation Red Hat 8.0 - newb - Gui ?!!


My problem :



cooor, ive spent bloody ages instaling red hat 8.0 linux, I reboot, and I get a command prompt... I want a gui !!!

grub loader has hat 8.0, it get selected, loads of commands all come up, nice.

I eventualy get to a login command prompt :

I tap in root - a friend told me to.

my password - duh.

and startx, I believe that ' starts ' the gui ?

then I get an ' io error ' WTF ?!

cna somebody please tell me how to get into the gui ?

oh, ive fun xf86config all seemed to go ok.. er. I think.

PLEASE help !
 
Old 12-23-2002, 04:19 PM   #2
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To get a gui rather than a shell, you have to select that option near the end of the install. What type of install are you doing?
 
Old 12-23-2002, 04:39 PM   #3
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I tap in root - a friend told me to.
Please don't sign on as root. You should almost NEVER sign on as root. Try signing on a your "normal" user, then do the startx thing.
 
  


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