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tony66 10-01-2001 11:04 PM

Help Needed With XWindows on RedHat
 
Hi,

I am new to Linux and have installed Redhat 7 ( a customised camera server version).

It only starts up with the console and I am not sure how to install Xwindows.

Could someone please point me in the right direction.

Thanks.

Tony.

trickykid 10-02-2001 02:55 AM

Well, if you installed off CD and didn't specify X to be installed, not familiar with Camera Version your talking about, but you should have X on the CD, or you can download X from www.xfree86.org to get it installed.

isajera 10-02-2001 03:38 AM

try typing

startx

if you get anything but "command not found" - then you've got X already on your system. you just need to configure it.

DMR 10-02-2001 03:45 AM

If it's a server version, it may not have installed X by default, as a GUI chews up resources on a server.

As trickykid said, the RPM is probably on your CD, but if not you can get it from the source he cited. If you want to boot directly into X once you get it installed, you'll have to edit the line near the beginning of your /etc/inittab file which reads
Code:

id:x:initdefault:
where "x" is a number between 0 and 6 (may differ between distros). That is your default runlevel, and you need to replace it with the number (usually 5) which corresponds to a graphical startup. A brief description of each runlevel should appear at the head of the file, indicating which number you should use.

As isajera stated, you can always start X from the command line with the aptly-named "startx" command.

JezL1970 02-06-2012 09:39 AM

Complete novice here. If it is on the DVD, what's it called and how do I install it?

TB0ne 02-06-2012 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JezL1970 (Post 4595050)
Complete novice here. If it is on the DVD, what's it called and how do I install it?

Really, you need to open your own thread for your own question. This thread has been closed for ELEVEN YEARS. Please ask a moderator to split this off into its own thread, so people can actually find it.

Also, you don't provide any details for anyone to be able to help you. What version/distro of Linux are you using, and what are you trying to accomplish?

JezL1970 02-06-2012 11:56 AM

Really? You have to be obnoxious and un-helpful?

Firstly, in this case I didn't see the date. Secondly the problem exactly matches my one. I have installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux and don't have a Window Manager. The original comments were helpful but did not contain enough information.


Thanks for nothing.

TobiSGD 02-06-2012 12:03 PM

The original thread was for Red Hat 7, not Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Those are different things. So it would really be better to open a new thread for your problem, with as much info as you can give us.

So in fact TB0ne's advice to you is helpful, since it will get you better answers if you follow his suggestions.

JezL1970 02-06-2012 12:38 PM

That it is different and I might get more help by re-posting I understand. I didn't appreciate the tone of the reply.

I fully understand that Red Hat 7 is different from RHEL but do I know the method has changed that much? No. I don't. I'm a Linux novice.

I will now re-post with exact details.

Thanks

TB0ne 02-06-2012 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JezL1970 (Post 4595157)
That it is different and I might get more help by re-posting I understand. I didn't appreciate the tone of the reply.
I fully understand that Red Hat 7 is different from RHEL but do I know the method has changed that much? No. I don't. I'm a Linux novice.
I will now re-post with exact details.
Thanks

Exact details are needed for ANY question, if you want answers. And the only person who was obnoxious in this exchange thus far has been you:
Quote:

Originally Posted by JezL1970
Really? You have to be obnoxious and un-helpful?

Firstly, in this case I didn't see the date. Secondly the problem exactly matches my one. I have installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux and don't have a Window Manager. The original comments were helpful but did not contain enough information.
Thanks for nothing.

The date is very clear on the threads, but regardless, you need to post your own thread for your own question. And RedHat 7 is as different from RHEL as Windows 3.1 is different from Vista. Do you think that solutions for Windows of 11 years ago are going to work for a current version? Even a novice would know that 11 year old solutions won't work for a current release.

I said "please", and asked you for further details, and even suggested you contact a moderator to split your post so you could get better answers. Sorry you didn't care for the 'tone' of someone saying please and asking for more information. And I'll try to save you some further trouble, too, since I'm 'unhelpful'...if you're not paying for RedHat enterprise, don't use it. You won't have access to the online repositories, so installing packages or new software will be a struggle if you're just learning. That's why I asked what you are trying to accomplish...if you're learning or aren't going to pay for RHEL, then load CentOS instead...you'll have access to bugfixes/updates/patches that you won't for RHEL. And, it's 99.X% identical to RHEL, so if you're just learning for an RHCE or want to know how to use RHEL, you'll still be able to.

jefro 02-06-2012 06:00 PM

I might suggest that this post be closed or ended and a new one started by JezL1970.

JezL1970 we (as in other forum members and I) as well as TBOne are more than willing to help you. You have to realize we do get confused sometimes. Your issue doesn't seem to be the same as the old post.

It would help us if you started a new post on your topic and included specs and versions and what you have done so far.

We welcome your answers and questions.


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