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Old 10-22-2003, 07:14 PM   #1
Ulaire Smiley
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Starting X Window System


Hello,
I finally got Linux installed on my system!!! I've done it before, I've just had problems with getting it onto this new computer...

Well, I accidentally rebooted my computer during the "post-installation" stuff, and I've got it set for a text login. Well, I login as root, and it loads in text mode (I'm used to graphical), so I start the X Server just by typing "XFree86". It brings up a blank screen with a cursor on it.

I guess my question is "How do I load the X Window System from text mode?"

Thanks,
- Smiley
 
Old 10-22-2003, 07:15 PM   #2
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Re: Starting X Window System

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Originally posted by Ulaire Smiley
Hello,
I finally got Linux installed on my system!!! I've done it before, I've just had problems with getting it onto this new computer...

Well, I accidentally rebooted my computer during the "post-installation" stuff, and I've got it set for a text login. Well, I login as root, and it loads in text mode (I'm used to graphical), so I start the X Server just by typing "XFree86". It brings up a blank screen with a cursor on it.

I guess my question is "How do I load the X Window System from text mode?"

Thanks,
- Smiley
oh kay. answered in your mistake post, but anyway...

startx
 
Old 10-22-2003, 07:37 PM   #3
Ulaire Smiley
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Thanks for the help, I got in and switched it to a graphical login, now it's much easier.

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