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Old 09-29-2006, 11:50 AM   #16
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You might want to create a user with a login and password that are more meaningful to you, though.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 11:56 AM   #17
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Thanks... got the gist of it ! off to buy an up to date linux book !

I am looking to start a graphical interface? Gnome?
 
Old 09-29-2006, 12:09 PM   #18
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Try running "startx", but as your new user rather than root.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 12:46 PM   #19
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Hmm.... get a fatal server error

startx
Server is already active for disply ?

what is the best graphical display until I bone up on the command line !
 
Old 09-29-2006, 12:54 PM   #20
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Oh OK, the server's running. Try Ctrl+Alt+F7 then and see if you get a GUI.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 12:59 PM   #21
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Ctrl+Alt+F7 and it seems that I have a graphical screen because If I pressCtrl+Alt+F1 it goes to blk screen and command line.

I have a blue screen and a window and a green border with the command interface.

Thinks I am very close to gui ?
 
Old 09-29-2006, 01:25 PM   #22
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startx is not a GUI, it allows you to use X11 which is a library for C GUI.
This means in startx (which is just another shell) you can run a program that has X11 coding, or a program that uses a GUI.

The GUI I think your looking for is an operating system admin tool, for example YaST (Yet another setup tool) which comes with Suse Linux Distributions, these tools can help you setup your OS through GUI's rather than through command line operations.

However, UNIX/Linux are more powerful through command line (shells), it is good to get a book on shell commands or adminstrative commands in Unix/Linux, I also suggest looking over the grub manual (free download off the net.. just google it).

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Old 09-29-2006, 01:28 PM   #23
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Thanks I'll take your advice . . . some bedtime reading required here.

should of taken more notice of the command line in os x !

Many thanks
 
Old 09-29-2006, 05:11 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by pilot11
I have loaded my spanking new Centos X86_64 and am looking at the log in screen for the graphical interface... but I didn't set a user password. The root pasword takes me to the command line where I am lost.

Help... thanks in advance
Odd. When I install CentOS I get Anaconda to walk me through the installation. Somewhere at the beginning I'm asked what kind of system I want to install (desktop, workstation, server) and whether I like to customize the packages to install. It creates a root account too.
Unless I specify server and don't do customize I'll get a GUI (Gnome by default).
After install it wants to reboot and it then creates a user.

Was your installation different from what I described?
 
Old 10-02-2006, 03:37 AM   #25
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I used the one cd installer, I did click on install everything and the set up was as you described.

I downloaded the 4 cd set up and CentOS 4 86_64 version 4 and am going to install this and click on the specific packages I want and report back.

Reporting Back:

Having installed the 4 CD CentOS version 4 X84_64, everything is now plain as day. I think the first 1 cd installer was barebones set up and this one has all the attributes you have last explained.
User created in login and graphical desk top loaded OK. Looks brilliant! I can now ease my self into the command line!
Thank you for all your patience, apprecciate your help here.

add on:

These guys have a great sense of humour with the BSOD ( Blue screen of Death ) screen saver ..... love the windows fatal file exeption Oe has occured

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