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Old 10-27-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
DipeshKhakhkhar
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Getting Xterm instead of GUI like windows


I am new to Linux and X Windows world.

I have installed redhat linux 9.0 and installed X Windows also.

Initally i got some error when i was doing startx at the command prompt, it was not recoginizing some configuration. I reconfigured it using
redhat-config-xfree86

Then it got well set.
Then when i typed the command startx at the command prompt, it starts xterm, i was expecting it will start X Windows i..e GUI like windows with Redhad cap on the extreme left.

Can someone please inform me how to sort this problem.

Thanks in the anticipation that I will get some hint.

Cheers
 
Old 10-27-2004, 01:13 PM   #2
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It sounds like you have a minimal window manager running, and are actually in X windows, but its not as flashy as you would like. If it was me, I would do something along the lines of "cp ~/.xinitrc ~/xinitrc.temp && cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.gnome ~/.xinit" without the quotes, then startx again, and see if it gives you what you are looking for. What that command does is copy your old xinitrc file(tells X windows what window manager to start, and what programs to run at the start up of it) to a temp file, then copies the xinitrc file for the gnome window manager(more flashy, and semi windows like) to your home folder.
 
  


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