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Old 01-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Redhat 6.3 X Windows does not start upon booting

I created a fresh VM (vmware) and installed RH 6.3 with the gnome desktop, graphical utilites and X11-dev libs. I can start gnome manually but the desktop is bar, no menu bars. The inittab got set to "3" when I change it to 5 it hangs.

Appreciate any help.

Old 01-27-2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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the first thing is to see if you need any updates

do a text only boot ( int 3 )
log in as root and run
yum update

then make sure you have the FULL install of gnome
from the list outputed by this command
yum grouplist 
--- a very long list of what software groups are installed and NOT installed ---
--- should be something like this that needs to be installed ( or parts of them are missing )

yum groupinstall "Desktop" "Genral Purpose Desktop"
Old 01-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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have you allocated enough ram to your vm ?

make sure that your virtual machine is having at 1 GB ram.

try to create other virtual machine & at the time of installation, choose "Desktop"
type of installation. because default is "basic" which will not provide you GUI. if this
new machine is starting properly that would mean that you have not installed all the packages
required in your previous machine. this will help you to pinpoint exact problem


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