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futurist don't give up and make it easy on yourself at first. I am using RH 7.2 (enigma). When you do an install try this.
#1. When it asks for the type of install do "custom"
#2. Then select and download the whole ball of wax (assuming you have the room)
#3. The install should ask you if you want a graphical interface startup. Say yes and choose gnome or kde for your interface.
In this way you will automatically log in with x started. Once you adjust to the system you'll discover why startx wasn't working for you. Be patient it will build character in you and you will be empowered by the linux OS.
Do "mcedit /var/log/XFree96.0.log", scroll to the end of the file and tell me what error messages you see. The X server always writes to this log file when you do "startx" and if it fails then the log will identify what part failed.
trickykid, it ain't fair. He never showed any respect. I smell a troll. And he's almost used up all his profanity and he's still not banned. He doesn't have any desire to learn: first step: RTFM. He doesn't want to read.
Originally posted by jetblackz trickykid, it ain't fair. He never showed any respect. I smell a troll. And he's almost used up all his profanity and he's still not banned. He doesn't have any desire to learn: first step: RTFM. He doesn't want to read.
I just try to help anyone. He does seem to not try anything anyone has even advised him to do so far. I am trying to be polite. He is just a confused newbie that shouldn't even be trying to install a OS that he fully doesn't understand. And he hasn't shown any respect to Linux or the one's helping him out. If he keeps it up, most likely he might be banned, but that is up to Jeremy.
Most likely he is just frustrated cause he is used to a OS that does everything for him and doesn't fully understand that Linux doesn't do that at this point in time and it takes a better understanding of computers and the unix OS to use.
oh well.. Windows was clearly meant for him, if he gave up so quickly, then Linux wasn't made for him.. that is why he let it defeated him.
no one here is here to teach. we can answer questions. asking how to install apps has been asked a million times. depending on how or what your installing can differ from package to package. your best chance is first read the readme or install files, also look at the howto's.. search this site as well.
gnome doesn't automatically have cdrom and floppy icons like kde creates by default. you can create your own or mount the drives when needed in a terminal.
if you give us details on the errors you recieve on your modem, it might help us.. we can't read minds here and can't assume. details helps us help you...
futurist, why are you even trying Linux if you don't like it? It's obvious you don't have the knack for it. Go back to Winfroze where you're content to let M$ hand-hold you through everything you need to do. There's nothing for you here