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Old 05-19-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 05-19-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
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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?
 
Old 05-19-2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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Gui

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

error message: bash: startx: command not found
 
Old 05-19-2008, 08:37 PM   #5
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thanks Chris but it didn't work

bash: startx: command not found
 
Old 05-19-2008, 09:37 PM   #6
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that means x is not installed which would be normal for a mail server
 
Old 05-19-2008, 10:14 PM   #7
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How would either of these two projects help me solve my problem?
 
Old 05-19-2008, 10:29 PM   #8
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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
 
Old 05-19-2008, 10:44 PM   #9
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didn't work

Chris, I've tried the /etc/inittab and I got this message bash; /etc/inittab: permission denied

What should I do?

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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.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 11:04 PM   #10
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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
 
Old 05-19-2008, 11:17 PM   #11
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thats the problem I am root - so now what should I do?
 
Old 05-19-2008, 11:25 PM   #12
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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
 
Old 05-20-2008, 12:01 AM   #13
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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 ~]#
 
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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
 
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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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