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Old 05-17-2004, 09:20 PM   #1
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Starting X-Windows server from terminal


ok, I'm running RH9 and sometimes when I actually use Gnome (KDE's so much kooler... or so it seems..) it will crash on me if I do something it doesn't like... but then I can press CTRL + ALT + F1 or something of the sort and switch to another virtual desktop as I believe they're called... basically i get a text-based Interface, well my question is how can I load the X-Windows server from there?
 
Old 05-17-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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to load the X server from the terminal, type:

startx

I think "X" should also work.. but it hasn't really done anything for me.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 10:22 PM   #3
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If the X server is already running you wont b able to start it using startx instead it is preferable to restart it by doing CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE when it is messed up.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:15 PM   #4
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thanks for the responses .. quick question, should it bring me back to the login prompt when I restart it?
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:39 PM   #5
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why don't you give it a try first...? no harm is done in doing it (unless you do it without saving whatever you're working on)
 
  


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