LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 09-14-2004, 03:01 PM   #1
mgendron57
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
redhat won't boot to gui


My install of redhat 7.3 (need that version for testing) will not boot to any gui. Only command line. I've tried to upgrade per a suggestion but it never asks me for a gui type to choose from?

thanks

-mg
 
Old 09-14-2004, 03:11 PM   #2
masand
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

Rep: Reputation: 57
hi

did u go with installing X server paclages and any desktops like kde and gnome


if not then u should upgrade or reinstall,installing them individually will be a headache

regards
 
Old 09-14-2004, 03:20 PM   #3
zLinuxz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Shanghai, CHINA
Distribution: RH 5.0,5.1 6.0,6.1 7.0,7.1,7.2,7.3.,8.0,9.0, RH Enterprise, Fedora C1, C2
Posts: 1,216

Rep: Reputation: 45
when you are in command prompt....and you type #]: startx
or #]:initx
are you able to get into Xwindow?

if you are able to enter the gui interface by typing startx from the prompt, then everything is okay....and all you need to do is type 'Linux 5' at the Boot loader prompt, then you will be able to automagically enter gui during bootup.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 03:25 PM   #4
mgendron57
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
complete install

I did a complete install including everything! I just don't understand why it won't come in kde or gnome...Just the command line???
 
Old 09-14-2004, 03:32 PM   #5
zLinuxz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Shanghai, CHINA
Distribution: RH 5.0,5.1 6.0,6.1 7.0,7.1,7.2,7.3.,8.0,9.0, RH Enterprise, Fedora C1, C2
Posts: 1,216

Rep: Reputation: 45
what boot loader are you using?

did you try the Linux 5 option at bootup?
that means that you want Linux to boot in Level 5, which means GUI interface.....
 
Old 09-15-2004, 09:06 AM   #6
chrism01
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Centos 6.5
Posts: 16,086

Rep: Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995Reputation: 1995
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 always bring up a GUI if it can ie assuming you installed one.
Try:
rpm -qa |grep -i gnome
or
rpm -qa |grep -i kde
to see if you have installed either.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 10:58 AM   #7
mgendron57
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks it worked

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.

thanks
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The RedHat GUI SamLinux Linux - Newbie 5 04-06-2005 06:50 AM
mandrake 10 command line to gui boot, then stuck at boot with hour glass chris008 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 11-14-2004 05:29 PM
Redhat no GUI Boot fuelinjection Linux - General 1 11-03-2004 05:17 AM
problem, dual boot, xp/redhat, cdtray kept ejecting, del redhat part. wont boot a OS mraym84 Linux - General 2 08-22-2004 01:46 PM
Cant boot into RedHat GUI A Cow Linux - General 5 02-29-2004 01:59 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration