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I get a text login instead of the GUI, now I know why it did that because I am running VM ware and I only had 32 MB set aside for the OS to run with and it did the text installer. But now I have 128 set aside for the OS to run with and it uses text interface.
I would like to switch it to the GUI, but I am a complete newbie when it comes to Linux, so if you can help, could you go step by step what I do and type to make this work?
You must be logged as root to change any configuration file + you need to know how to use any editor, such as vim/vi, pico, emacs. For a newcomer, you would like using Midnight Commander. It's (I believe, at least it was under RedHat 7.3 and 9.0) already shipped within your RedHat CD's. Try typing:
At the command line to see if it's installed. It's a file manager and an editor. If you have ever used Norton/Windows Commander under Windows, you should be all set with this tool under Linux.
you could try typing mc to see if you have midnight commander. If you do, have it, you will see that you can edit a file with F4 key. If you don't, then you need to try with other editors as vi or pico. Try typing:
If nothing happens, try installing an editor. Again, I recommend Midnight Commander. It'd be at your RedHat CD's. It's homepage though is:
Now that's odd. I'm with RedHat 9.0 here and 3 gives me text login and 5 gives me graphical login. I wonder if it was different in RedHat 8.0...
I've not found anything about it on google (just took a look now). Let's hope somebody has another idea .