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Old 07-24-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
nitin403
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installing red hat linux


hi!
i am a new to linux .
yesterday i try to install red hat linux 8.0(pack of 5 CD).
it installed fine ,but i couldn't fine the way to boot in to graphical mode
also some problem after install screen is showed .
i would like to know what is X server.
& how do i know which one i need(i have windows 98 also on my system)
how do i know what hardware i have which is to used to the finail configeration
please help me
 
Old 07-24-2004, 01:32 AM   #2
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startx

Log in at the command line prompt and enter "startx". Post the response the computer gives you.

X refers to Xwindows, which presents you with a graphical presentation using your video card. It is necessary to have it working in order to interact with a graphical user interface.

You can probably find lots of information by using the search option on this forum, as well as using Google with relevant search words ("Red Hat 8" Xwindows X server graphical login)

If you can't figure things out, I would suggest using a live-evaluation CD, which runs directly from your CD-ROM drive without altering your hard drive. MEPIS and knoppix are two very good examples. They autodetect hardware and configure things quite nicely. If you make sure that your BIOS is set to boot from CD, they should get you to a graphical desktop with little trouble. If you like what you see, you can install them to hard drive. Dual-booting with Windows is not a problem.

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Old 07-25-2004, 03:43 AM   #3
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hello, i have install red hat 8.0 successfully but i am facing following problem
1). first of all my gnome panel fails easily
2). i have some software in *.rpm form on CD ,which i tried to install which gave me error saying "unable to read that file and saying Please check the permission of the cdrom"
so i tried to change the property after copying the CD that didn't seem to work . please help
3). i was trying to play big game(i thick so in terms of size) preinstall form the CD because of which the system becamed very slow.how to the system speed
please help
 
Old 07-25-2004, 06:19 PM   #4
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change permission before burning CD?

I have not had the CD permissions problem. Could you get the file on your computer in some other way, log in as root, and then change the permissions, burning later if you want to? Perhaps the CD you have was intentionally set with copy protection.
 
  


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