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Blackmon 05-19-2008 07:50 PM

Fedora 6 Zod
 
I have a server with fedora 6 zod, problem is when I boot it starts up in the command prompt and I can not see the gooy interface. What should I do?

Blackmon 05-19-2008 07:52 PM

email server
 
I have an existing email server, but I don't know how to use it not access if from the command prompt not the gooy. Can somebody help me?

chrism01 05-19-2008 08:14 PM

FYI: gooy => GUI (Graphical User Interface)
Anyway,
when you've logged in to the console, try this cmd

startx

which should start the X-Windows system -> GUI

In the long run, edit the file

/etc/inittab

and change the following line


# The default runlevel is defined here
id:3:initdefault:

amend the '3' to a '5' and reboot the system.

BTW, you'll need to be root to do this edit.

Blackmon 05-19-2008 08:34 PM

Gui
 
thanks, Chris, however the start cmd did not work...

error message: bash: startx: command not found

Blackmon 05-19-2008 08:37 PM

thanks Chris but it didn't work

bash: startx: command not found

AceofSpades19 05-19-2008 09:37 PM

that means x is not installed which would be normal for a mail server

Blackmon 05-19-2008 10:14 PM

How would either of these two projects help me solve my problem?

AceofSpades19 05-19-2008 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackmon (Post 3158654)
How would either of these two projects help me solve my problem?

Thats in my signature, anything below the line is part of my signature

Blackmon 05-19-2008 10:44 PM

didn't work
 
Chris, I've tried the /etc/inittab and I got this message bash; /etc/inittab: permission denied

What should I do?

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrism01 (Post 3158588)
FYI: gooy => GUI (Graphical User Interface)
Anyway,
when you've logged in to the console, try this cmd

startx

which should start the X-Windows system -> GUI

In the long run, edit the file

/etc/inittab

and change the following line


# The default runlevel is defined here
id:3:initdefault:

amend the '3' to a '5' and reboot the system.

BTW, you'll need to be root to do this edit.


AceofSpades19 05-19-2008 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackmon (Post 3158683)
Chris, I've tried the /etc/inittab and I got this message bash; /etc/inittab: permission denied

What should I do?

You need to be root in order to edit /etc/inittab

Blackmon 05-19-2008 11:17 PM

thats the problem I am root - so now what should I do?

AceofSpades19 05-19-2008 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackmon (Post 3158695)
thats the problem I am root - so now what should I do?

try doing chmod +w /etc/inittab and then try editing it, but you don't really want a mail server running x constantly because its a waste of resources

Blackmon 05-20-2008 12:01 AM

don't know if that worked, I did get a permission denied however nothing really happened

ex: typed: root@wantever ~]# chmod +w /etc/inittab
result: root@wantever ~]#

AceofSpades19 05-20-2008 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackmon (Post 3158725)
don't know if that worked, I did get a permission denied however nothing really happened

ex: typed: root@wantever ~]# chmod +w /etc/inittab
result: root@wantever ~]#

Thats whats supposed to happen. In the shell if you get no messages everything is good, the shell only says stuff thats important

chrism01 05-20-2008 12:11 AM

That's normal. If nothing failed, Unix won't give you a msg. Its a lot quieter than MS.

rpm -qa |grep -i x

will show if you have X-win installed; post the results


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