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I need to load the GUI (GNOME) of my Redhat install. I get to the prompt (where you log in), but I can't load the GUI interface. My other installations of this OS put me right into the GUI. Perhaps I should learn those Linux commands. :-/
look in /etc/rc5.d if there's something like "S99.xdm" or "S99.gdm" or "S99.kdm"
if not, you may want to look in /etc/init.d/ for one of these 3 boots scripts (xdm = Xfree, gdm = Gnome, kdm = Kde, not sure, you might have only xdm too) then to create a link to it (ln -s /etc/init.d/xdm /etc/rc5.d/xdm)
sorry, but this is NOT a critical error and this is NOT the cd's fault.
if there was an error when you tried it, it is probably because your X isn't correctly configurated. use xf86config (or I think RH also come with Xconfig) to build a new configuration.
Distribution: RedHat All, SuSe 6-8.2, Mandrake All, I can still remember my first install of Debian in 1996.
Half_Elf is right...
Often times someone will set an attribute wrong during the X portion of the installation. A little error there will cause a very non-intuative error message and drop you back to the console. Use xf86config or Xconfig...