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Old 08-06-2004, 06:00 PM   #1
namgor
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N00b: How to install GNOME or KDE?


i need to work with a linux machine (red hat AS 3.1), but when i started it, it will go to a text promot only, if i put my root id/passwd, i can log in, but only text -- no GUI!

I wonder what I need in order to install the GUI , like GNOME or KDE.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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Have you tried entering the command: startx That will (no surprise) start X. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 10:47 PM   #3
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i dont think GNOME nor KDE is installed~! crap
 
Old 08-08-2004, 11:25 PM   #4
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make sure you are root and type in:

starx

and if that works, close it, with ctrl+backspace and type in:

kdm - for kde
gdm - for gnome
 
Old 09-07-2004, 06:21 PM   #5
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Also could be your X server is unable to load.
 
  


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