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Old 03-20-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Question Help getting to GUI

I have a user name and password on linux server, but it opens up a command prompt. How do I get to a GUI? I have tried 'start kde' but I just get and error.
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What is this error you speak of?
What distro are you using also?
Old 03-20-2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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Error is produced because there is no such command as start or if there is, it doesn't understand what the argument kde means. Instead, try

and see if that helps. If any error messages are produced, post the relevant information here for more help.
Old 03-20-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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This is the error with both commands 'startx' and 'xinit'

[lisadmin@shmmam0 lisadmin]$ xinit

Fatal server error:
PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?


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