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Old 12-18-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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Startx command is not found. What do I do?


I just installed Redhat 7.0 on a hard drive with no partitions. After I type in the local user and passwords at the prompt, when I type in Startx, I get the message: command not found. I have tried typing several variants including Startx, Start x, startx, start x. I also tried reinstalling Redhat to no avail.
What must I do? What I would like is for Gnome's GUI to start up after logging in.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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try kdm gdm or x
 
Old 12-18-2004, 03:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestons. However, those commands don't work either.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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try /usr/X11R6/bin/startx or
locate startx
 
Old 12-18-2004, 05:17 PM   #5
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I tried these suggestions and one other I found through the link in your signature and this is what I get:

locate startx
This just takes me to another command prompt.

/usr/X11R6/bin/startx
"bash: No such file or directory"

man startx
"No manual entry for startx"
 
Old 12-18-2004, 05:38 PM   #6
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Then you probably did not install the XWindows packages, check this with 'rpm -q XFree86'. BTW, you ought to install a more up to date Linux release, RH 7.0 is quite old and unsupported.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 10:13 PM   #7
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Thank you. You are correct. I did not know that I had to sselect the upgrade option during installation and select individual packages. I am currently in the process of installing x with gnome and hopefully everything will function satisfactorily.

I know that 7.0 is out of date. I happen to have a free copy and so I am trying it out to see how I like it before purchasing an up to date release.

Thanks again for the help.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 10:33 PM   #8
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If you have a reasonably high speed net connection and a CD burner, you can download up to date releases, see www.linuxiso.org or iso.linuxquestions.org for instance. Still, no harm playing with RH7 so long as:

(1) realize Linux has come a fair ways in appearance and usability since the RH7 days
(2) Do not attempt to connect the machine to a public network without it being behind a very good firewall, or at least without doing a thorough check that all services are turned off. An unpatched RH7 is vulnerable to any number of vulnerabilities.

Last edited by btmiller; 12-19-2004 at 10:42 AM.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 09:49 AM   #9
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yey, gnome. if u log in as root you can also use "init 5" to start gdm/xdm/kdm aka gui logon
 
Old 12-19-2004, 06:29 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by btmiller
If you have a reasonably high speed net connection and a CD burner, you can download up to date releases, see www.linuxiso.org or iso.linuxquestions.org for instance. Still, no harm playing with RH7 so long as:

(1) realize Linux has come a fair ways in appearance and usability since the RH7 days
(2) Do not attempt to connect the machine to a public network without it being behind a very good firewall, or at least without doing a thorough check that all services are turned off. An unpatched RH7 is vulnerable to any number of vulnerabilities.
I appreciate your input. I am finding RH7 to be frustrating and user unfriendly. The fact that it is a security risk as well just makes it worse. I will try Mandrake, downloading it from mandrakelinux.com. Will I need to uninstall Redhat 1st and if so, how do I do that?
 
Old 12-20-2004, 05:49 AM   #11
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mandrake has an option to use current Linux partitions, just install it over redhat. NOTE: this WILL lose your /home unless it is on a separate partition.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 10:25 AM   #12
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You can still get RedHat 9 for free.. But RH distros can be a pain sometimes, especially when it comes to multimedia. Well, anyway there's no big problems in fixing those, just causes some frustration the first time you try it

But as someone wrote a little bit up there init 5 should throw you into the X.. If you installed the X server that is.
 
  


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