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Old 09-07-2007, 11:21 PM   #1
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What am I missing? [Gnome desktop]


Hello everyone.

I don't know what I did or did not do here?
Trying to use Gnome desktop.


Code:
# yum grouplist
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Group Process
Setting up repositories
core                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
updates                   100% |=========================| 1.2 kB    00:00
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
Installed Groups:
   Office/Productivity
   Editors
   System Tools
   GNOME Desktop Environment
   Network Servers
   X Window System
   Graphics
   Web Server
   Printing Support
   Mail Server
   Server Configuration Tools
   Sound and Video
   Administration Tools
   Graphical Internet
Available Groups:
   Engineering and Scientific
   MySQL Database
   Development Libraries
   Window Managers
   GNOME Software Development
   XFCE Software Development
   Text-based Internet
   X Software Development
   Virtualization
   Legacy Network Server
   DNS Name Server
   Authoring and Publishing
   FTP Server
   Hardware Support
   Games and Entertainment
   XFCE
   Legacy Software Development
   Java Development
   Web Development
   Windows File Server
   Eclipse
   KDE Software Development
   KDE (K Desktop Environment)
   Educational Software
   PostgreSQL Database
   News Server
   Development Tools

inttab
Code:
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# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:once:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon

When I boot up, I get the terminal login prompt.

Any ideas what I am missing?
Brand new install, I had the bright idea of using yum intead of the the CD's.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Jon
 
Old 09-07-2007, 11:38 PM   #2
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im a debian apt-get person myself but i still get the concept of yum... from what i interpret you just need to install a package called gdm or gnome-display-manager so i think its something along the lines of:

#yum install gdm

then reboot
 
Old 09-07-2007, 11:44 PM   #3
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I will try that, thanks!

Jon
 
Old 09-07-2007, 11:57 PM   #4
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oh and it never hurts to have bum (boot up manager) it helps with the whole booting up and down process
 
Old 09-08-2007, 01:24 AM   #5
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after you login in and type statx does it start the X server or just bring you back to the terminal? If it doesn't then it is just a matter of changing the defualt runlevel in /etc/inittab file. Yours doesn't look proper to me. I'm not sure what distro your using. Yum is usually Gentoo which I try to avoid.(Just not my cup of coffee.) So I wouldn't know if it really is wrong.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 03:28 AM   #6
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Well now I am really scratching my head?!

I gave up and reinstalled FC6 (to clarify) and let it install all the defaults. On every other box I have had that brings up the x11 environment.

Kernel 2.6.18.2798.fc6 ( have not done a yum update )


So I am back to a terminal login after all that.


snares: "-bash: statx: command not found"


This can't be that difficult, right?

Thanks for the replies.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 09:06 AM   #7
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sorry should have check that my command was typed write.

startx not statx

that my fault sorry
 
Old 09-08-2007, 10:13 AM   #8
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yea i always triple check when i type commands to make sure there correct it avoids confusion and it only takes a minute.....


the command you want is startx and it can also be done with just X (capital X lowercase dont work)
 
Old 09-08-2007, 12:20 PM   #9
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A-w-s-o-m-e-!

That worked: # startx

Thanks for your help.


Now I can add a command to the grub.conf to get it to load on boot correct?
 
Old 09-08-2007, 12:33 PM   #10
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usually just setting up the gdm package does that but i think you could add a command or 2 to

/etc/init.d/rc.local but be very VERY careful!!!! use backups for every change

it runs the scripts as root too so you need to be careful of that too
 
Old 09-08-2007, 01:36 PM   #11
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Ok, i'll take it slow with that.
I do not want to start over again


Thanks again.
 
Old 09-12-2007, 06:13 PM   #12
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A-w-s-o-m-e-!

That worked: # startx

Thanks for your help.


Now I can add a command to the grub.conf to get it to load on boot correct?

startx doesn't help me, when I type that......it looks as though its starting the server, the screen flashes and nothing happens after...it just goes blank and doesnt give me any errors or bring me back to the terminal!

help me pls...lol
 
Old 09-12-2007, 09:56 PM   #13
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startx doesn't help me, when I type that......it looks as though its starting the server, the screen flashes and nothing happens after...it just goes blank and doesnt give me any errors or bring me back to the terminal!

help me pls...lol
yea uhh that could be a problem... try hitting ctrl+alt+backspace or ctrl+alt+[f1 or f2 or f3... up to f6] that should kick it back to terminal where you can read us the error
 
Old 09-13-2007, 12:14 AM   #14
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hmm

ok...i'll try that and get back to you....lol i had uninstall everything...cus i just got fustrated..but I will reinstall....partition over...format...lol and stuff...and let u know what happens...i have never used linux before...and i dont quite understand all that happens when its booting etc. But i guess that is why this formn is in existance...lol, take care bye
 
Old 09-13-2007, 12:27 AM   #15
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Here is what I did...

Make sure you have these groups.

# yum grouplist

# yum groupinstall "X Window System"

# yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

# reboot

[ login ]

# startx


Hope this helps.

Good luck!
 
  


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