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Old 03-22-2002, 12:31 AM   #1
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Question Newbie RH 7.2 Install Issues


I'm a newbie to the Linux world and trying to get my RH 7.2 working properly on a Compaq N160 w/Radeon Mobility Graphics Card.

The initial install was totally pooched, but I received some solid advice and updated the XFree86 code to 4.2.0. To that end I now have a graphical login dialogue, can select Gnome or KDE and login.

At that point all I have is a window with a command prompt and a small console dialogue box. Gnome and KDE will not load. I can go to the prompt and load 1 graphics application like Netscape, but only 1 instance is allowed.

Questions - Where do I go to look for debugging info? WHat files do I need to look for?

Has anyone else had a similar issue, and if so how did you fix it?

Suggests would be welcome. If I can add any pertinent info, I add another post.

Thanks in advance....H :smash:
 
Old 03-22-2002, 10:20 AM   #2
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Once you get the command prompt, type "cat .wmrc" and tell me what it says.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 11:03 AM   #3
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Sixpax,

I did the cat .wmrc and got a "No such file or directory found" reply.

Thanks!!!!!!!
 
Old 03-22-2002, 11:42 AM   #4
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Did you get it to work? If not, make sure you are in your home dir and run "echo KDE > .wmrc", then restart.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 12:41 PM   #5
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Sixpax,

The inital cat command yield nothing. I rebooted and went into a session as a user, executed the "echo KDE > .wmrc" with no obvious changes. I then went back is a root, ran the "echo KDE > .wmrc" and the did a cat .wmrc.

I got a reply of KDE.

I then did a shutdown -r now and came back in as a user. Still just an XSM: Default window and a command prompt window. I also dit the cat .wmrc and the echo in this window. No change. I was able to load Nautilus and I now have a Gnome desktop displayed.

I'm in a pardigm shift here, so forgive me for being thick...

Is this how it should initiate sessions...Harrison
 
Old 03-23-2002, 01:31 AM   #6
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Usualy no. If you type startx in console mode (without X running) what do you get? I may suppose the same. Is there a file in your home directory named .xinitrc ?
If not created
echo exec startkde > .xinitrc.
chmod 755 .xinitrc
and now type
startx
and you'll be logged in into KDE if there are no problems

Last edited by neo77777; 03-23-2002 at 01:32 AM.
 
Old 03-23-2002, 06:15 PM   #7
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Cool

Neo77777 & Sixpax,

Thank you both for the help. I hae managed to get both Gnome and KDE to start under a user session. I stall haven't been able to get the sessions to initialize on startup, but the startkde command does get KDE going.

There are still some error messages I am working my way thru and I still have to sort out my sound card, b ut I am much furthur along than I would have been without your input.

Thanks again, it is great to be able to reach out via the net!!

Harrison
 
Old 03-23-2002, 10:41 PM   #8
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Another thing I need you to check for me... please post the first few lines of your /etc/inittab file. Thanks.
 
Old 03-24-2002, 09:49 AM   #9
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Sixpax,

The first few lines include:

id:5:initdefault:
si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
10:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0 (repeated and incremented to 6)

udnce:/sbin/update

x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon


I didn't include the lines pertaining to a UPS.


THanks....H
 
  


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