LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2004, 01:41 PM   #1
kodai
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: South India
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
What Next after LogIn ??


I have just installed Redhat Linux 9.

This is what happened :

During installation i have selected Personal desktop as installation type

and not customised tha packages to be installed and accepted the default packages


After restart, i got a DOS type screen with following text :
"Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike) Kernel 2.4.20-8 on i686

Localhost login :"

On login the screen does not change, but the following prompt appear :

"[root@localhost root]#"


Now what should i do to get a desktop.

Last edited by kodai; 09-12-2004 at 09:55 AM.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:18 PM   #2
masand
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

Rep: Reputation: 58
hi there

u have got the login screen which tells that the x server is running so u cannot go for startx

also are u going into some desktop like kde or gnome
if not chose one from ur login screen
aslo post the exact error msgs if possible

regards
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:26 PM   #3
kodai
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: South India
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I don't know whether the X server is running. I am at the prompt and looking for a desktop to appear. The message on typing 'startx' is " XIO : Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server."
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:31 PM   #4
masand
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

Rep: Reputation: 58
Quote:
Originally posted by kodai
I don't know whether the X server is running. I am at the prompt and looking for a desktop to appear. The message on typing 'startx' is " XIO : Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server."
hi there

thats i am saying that ur X server is Running!!!!!!

since u are at the graphical loging screen
now u need to get into some kind of linux desktop
like kde/gnome/fluxbox

so when u enter ur username and password at the graphical login screen then ,choose and desktop from the sesions tab at the bottom of the screen and proceed

do u get the sessions/desktop tab and other options there???????

regards
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:34 PM   #5
AAnarchYY
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Carlisle, MA
Distribution: Slackware 10.2 Fluxbox 2.6.17.6
Posts: 419

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by kodai
I don't know whether the X server is running. I am at the prompt and looking for a desktop to appear. The message on typing 'startx' is " XIO : Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server."
It should give you some type of error above that like "No screen found" or "invalid pointing device" and that will lead you to where to look in the xorg.conf or XF86Config
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:41 PM   #6
kodai
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: South India
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi, MASAND
No, I am not getting any sessions/desktop tab or any other options.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:45 PM   #7
masand
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

Rep: Reputation: 58
hi there

during installation
which type of installtion did u choose(personal.desktop/server etc etc)
and did u kep the kde/gnome packages??

regards
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:50 PM   #8
kodai
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: South India
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi,
I had selected Personal Desktop and all the three CDs were installed properly.
I have opted for gnome package.

Regds
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:58 PM   #9
masand
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

Rep: Reputation: 58
hi

ok so now gettting to this once again
when u enter ur userban and password at the start
and press ENTER
then do u see a small windows were it specifies that it is loading things,,,,,or what tyoe of command prompt u get??

regards
 
Old 09-12-2004, 01:13 AM   #10
kodai
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: South India
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I think, i have not given the clear idea about the actual problem or may be by
saying "graphical screen" i have confused all. Sorry.

This is what happened :

During installation i have selected Personal desktop as installation type

and not customised tha packages to be installed and accepted the default packages
(the details i don't remember)

After restart, i got a DOS type screen with following text :
"Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike) Kernel 2.4.20-8 on i686

Localhost login :"

On login the screen does not change, but the following prompt appear :

"[root@localhost root]#"


Now what should i do to get a desktop.

Regds
 
Old 09-12-2004, 01:33 AM   #11
MartinN
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Ronneby, Sweden
Posts: 555

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi kodai!

What make and model is your video card? Is it by any chance a Radeon 7500?

Martin
 
Old 09-12-2004, 10:51 AM   #12
masand
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

Rep: Reputation: 58
hi there

does ur screen try to start the X server i.e after linux is started and beore u come to to the root prompt does the screen dissappear/appear 3-4 times i.e respawn

what is u rconfigration??
regards
 
Old 09-13-2004, 09:38 AM   #13
kodai
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: South India
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi, Masand
No, nothing happens. My system Config is : PIII 800, 128 MB SDR, 810e motherboard(Gigabyte), Samsung 14" Monitor(45Bn).
One of my friend say, during installation, it will ask for Monitor details, which I haven't seen happening in my case.
How to re-install the whole thing?

Regds
 
Old 09-13-2004, 10:17 AM   #14
masand
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

Rep: Reputation: 58
hi there

it is good that u r considering reinstall
i have a learned a lot after installing,linux many a times

yes there is a option of the monitor
it shows the monitor we have ,we generaly do not have change the option from there

what u should do is if u have space go for full installation
so that u do not miss out on something

or if u do not go for full installtion
do not customize the package
go with package selection in the personal desktop section

regards
 
Old 09-13-2004, 10:42 AM   #15
MartinN
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Ronneby, Sweden
Posts: 555

Rep: Reputation: 30
I suspect that the problem is with driver support for your video card. Is your video card integrated on your mobo? If so, do you know the exact model of the motherboard?

Had the problem been with the monitor refresh rates, then X would have tried to start and your monitor would probably have shut down because it failed to sync. Your problem is more in the line of "X doesn't start at all".

If you want to reinstall, try getting hold of Fedora Core 2 instead, since RedHat 9 is outdated. Or try a different distro altogether.

Martin
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing the graphical login screen... Oklahoma Linux - Newbie 5 03-24-2007 12:44 AM
Graphical Login Screen Problems on 9.2 maelstrom209 Suse/Novell 1 11-25-2004 10:50 PM
Graphical Login Screen? neocookie Linux - Software 17 06-07-2004 05:10 PM
Locked out of Redhat 9 at Graphical Login Screen chrisjj Red Hat 6 10-11-2003 11:43 AM
Usual graphical login screen DaDdY SnEb Linux - Newbie 6 05-30-2003 07:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration