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Old 09-12-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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Starting Xwindows on RHEL v6.1


I installed RHEL v6.1, but I discovered later that X was not installed automatically. I have not been able to start X using the startx command or any other similar command. Also, I have not been able to locate the RPM for X that would allow me to load/install.

What is the name of the RPM? Or how do I start X on the server? as it seems like no related packages were loaded at the time installation. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, as I am from a Windows environment and this is my 1st Linux installation. Thank you!
 
Old 09-12-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by rlwaite View Post
I installed RHEL v6.1, but I discovered later that X was not installed automatically. I have not been able to start X using the startx command or any other similar command. Also, I have not been able to locate the RPM for X that would allow me to load/install.

What is the name of the RPM? Or how do I start X on the server? as it seems like no related packages were loaded at the time installation. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, as I am from a Windows environment and this is my 1st Linux installation. Thank you!
This was asked here before, and answered....a quick search brings up this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...178/page2.html

On another note...if you're not paying for RHEL, or have a real NEED for a server-grade distro, you should consider loading something else. RHEL without support leaves you without updates/bugfixes/security patches/online repositories. In short, if you want to load any software that's not on the DVD, you have to compile the code from source, or install an RPM that *MAY* work from another source. Loading CentOS (essentially the free version of RHEL), gets you this, as does loading any other community-supported distro. If you are paying for RHEL, then the RHEL knowledgebase would have the answers for your installation, as would their phone support.
 
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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Thanks, this is helpful. It certainly put things into perspective. Much appreciated!
 
  


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