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Old 08-15-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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Getting into GUI - First Time


Hello Every1,

Well, I have absolutely no idea about linux at all... I installed Fedora Core 2 on Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 and I have managed to get to:
[root@(none) root]#
Now i have no idea about any commands that i can put here. All I want to do is to get into a GUI and not to return to this type of command line again. Any help would be appreciated...

Thanking you, sunz19
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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Try "startx".
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:18 PM   #3
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Gives me a segmentation fault...
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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How about:
Code:
[root@(none) root]# init 5
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:26 PM   #5
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Nothing happens: just the same thing [root@(none) root]# appears again...
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:35 PM   #6
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  • Why FC2, it's old?
  • During the install, were you asked about GUI as the default option?
  • Do you have the option of installing w/o M$ VPC in the way?
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:37 PM   #7
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FC2 because thats all I had on a CD...
I wasn't asked about this option.
No, can't do without it...

Last edited by sunz19; 08-15-2005 at 02:43 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:45 PM   #8
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If you can install without having to use Microsoft Virtual PC.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:47 PM   #9
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No I can't... Sorry... I don't have that option...
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:02 PM   #10
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Even temporarily?
Even on a different box?
Even if you have to borrow a different box?


How hard would it be to get one (or all) of the following:
  • FC3?
  • FC4?
  • Ubuntu?
  • SimplyMEPIS?
One of them might work better w/ M$ VPC.

Have you done any reading on distro choices?
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:07 PM   #11
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Sure I can try different things but the point is, I got this 1 machine that I want this thing to work on, and I can only use the available software packages... I actually don't have much time really to try various things now... After two weeks I'll surely do all the reading but can I get a possible solution within the next 48 hrs... ?
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:35 PM   #12
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At this point I suspect the culprit is M$ VPC, but w/o more debugging info there is no way to tell for sure. Remember, the essence of troubleshooting is trying different things to eliminate the various possibilities. It's why doctors order lab work.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:37 PM   #13
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I can provide as much info as I can based on the commands that you can give me to execute...
 
Old 08-15-2005, 03:51 PM   #14
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The commands we have already given you should have worked, but they didn't. That's why I strongly suspect that M$ is your problem, that or FC2. But if it is not practical to try FC2 alone or VPC w/ a different distro; then I don't know how to eliminate these possiblities.

Just found these (did you do any googling?):
http://vpc.visualwin.com/index.aspx
http://vpc.visualwin.com/Notes/FedoraCore.2.html

It also occurs to me that your install may be faulty -- for instance you may have omitted to install any Linux GUI at all. Don't know, I wasn't there. I do know that the SimplYMEPIS install is one of the simplest around, defaults to the KDE GUI, & the install disc is a live CD. this means that if you can see the installer, you're already in the GUI.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 07:32 PM   #15
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Hello, I too am a new linux user!

I started with mandriva 10.2 (2005 LE) for the first time 2 months ago. I thank its great I also have tried SuSE 9.1 Personal, 9.3 pro.,Fedora core 2 3 and 4 along with a few others and I never had any problems, and I'm not very computer savvy at all. I thank when you installed fedora core 2 you may not have been paying attention. The reason I say that is because in almost all disrto's I'v tried it asks if you want a GUI to start on boot sorry big guy but its user error..
 
  


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