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Old 08-19-2001, 12:11 PM   #1
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Question startx - not working why???

I Have intalled Red Hat linux 6.1 server in my system. I can also login into the root but when i give startx, i get a message saying command not found.. whats the problem? i dont know how to configure X-Window system in the server.pls help me immdtly
Old 08-19-2001, 06:16 PM   #2
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if you installed Server during the initial install, by default redhat won't install X, so that is why you can't startx cause it wasn't installed. usually when running a linux server, most don't use X as it takes resources and whatever else.... its usually not necessary if your using the box as a server. but if you do want X, you can install them from your redhat cd's.
Old 08-19-2001, 10:15 PM   #3
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it can be done xf86config

you can still use the box as a server and workstation... you will need to install a few basic x packages like xf86 basic and a few others... look for these on disk1 and play around with them...

did you also install kde or gnome?
Old 08-20-2001, 10:05 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Prolem in detecting Modem

Thanks for your i have installed GNOME and KDE and it working fine..

I do have another Problem detecting Modem. My modem is an internal modem which is in pci slott. i am using a dual OS
in windows it is detecting as COM4 .but in linux i dont know how to install the driver for the PCI modem..pls help me to out of this
Old 08-20-2001, 11:02 PM   #5
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no drivers prob needed

what make of modem do yu have?

pull up kppp and run a query on yur modem... it should be detected... now, this is not much of a problem like it was in the past but maybe yu might have a winmodem--

try this if your system does not detetct yur modem... restart into your bios--disable plugnplay aware os and then reboot

if at that time its not detetcted you prob have a winmodem... go to your modems website and dl a linux modem and install it...

if that doesnt work, you may have to go buy another modem... i saw an internal pci us robotics modem tjhat says linux compatible at wal mart for 50$ (56k yada yada) check it out if yu have to

good luck!


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