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Old 01-14-2003, 10:47 AM   #1
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enable GUI


hi,
i tried the command "Xconfigurator" in Redhat 8 and it says that command not found ???
any help?
thanks
 
Old 01-14-2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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startx
 
Old 01-14-2003, 11:00 AM   #3
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Were you logged in as root when running this command ?
 
Old 01-14-2003, 01:32 PM   #4
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RH 8.0 doesn't use Xconfigurator anymore use redhat-config-xfree86 instead.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 07:16 PM   #5
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its says :
couldn't start x server, trying with a fresh configuration
*dccprobe return bogus values:
ID:none
name:none
HorizSync:none
VertSysnc:none

any idea?



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RH 8.0 doesn't use Xconfigurator anymore use redhat-config-xfree86 instead.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 10:57 PM   #6
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hmm... so you're saying that the X server wasn't configured during the install?
 
Old 01-14-2003, 11:27 PM   #7
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i have no idea..
i am a linux newbie..
 
Old 01-14-2003, 11:42 PM   #8
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Check if you have a file called "/etc/X11/XF86Config". If you don't then run "xf86config" to create it, notice the difference in lower and uppercase...you need to know your monitor sync and refresh rates, your video card and video ram, and your mouse protocol. When you are done, run "startx".

Not sure how much of a newbie you are, when I say "run" something what I mean, of course, is type it at the command line and press enter.

Last edited by bulliver; 01-14-2003 at 11:44 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 12:05 AM   #9
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umm, I'd first suggest typing startx and seeing if there is already a working server in place.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 08:46 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by KnightAbel
umm, I'd first suggest typing startx and seeing if there is already a working server in place.
He apparently did:

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its says :
couldn't start x server, trying with a fresh configuration
*dccprobe return bogus values:
ID:none
name:none
HorizSync:none
VertSysnc:none

any idea?
sentme_mail,

Its just most likely not setup correctly or didn't configure properly during the initial install. Have you tried to reconfigure X at this point yet like suggested above ?
 
Old 01-15-2003, 08:51 AM   #11
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its ok now.
btw, any recommendations on how should i start with linux?
 
Old 01-15-2003, 08:52 AM   #12
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its ok now.
btw, any recommendations on how should i start with linux?
What do you mean, like use Linux ?
 
Old 01-15-2003, 09:09 AM   #13
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learn how to use linux well..

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What do you mean, like use Linux ?
 
Old 01-15-2003, 09:17 AM   #14
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Ah, I'd suggest reading up on Howto's at like www.tldp.org or find out what you want Linux to accomplish for you and go from there, you'll learn in the process by doing that.

A good book is also not a bad idea to get you comfortable with Linux.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 08:56 PM   #15
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oh, guess I missed that tricky. lol I haven't been sleeping well.
 
  


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