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Old 01-22-2017, 07:17 PM   #1
BJT
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How can I start RHEL 6.8 GUI?


Hi,

I could log in RHEL 6.8 after installed it. However, I cannot start GUI.

(1) After enter command "startx" without quote, I see the following message:
"-bash: startx: command not found"

(2) After enter command "init 5" without quote, I see the following messages:
"Calling the system activity data collector (sadc)..."
"Starting portreserve: [OK]
"Starting irqbalance:
"Retrigger failed udev events [OK]
"Kdump already running [OK]

I waited for 20min. Nothing else happen.

Can someone please let me know how I can start RHEL 6.8 GUI, and how to let it show GUI login page after reboot?

Thanks & regards,
Lee
 
Old 01-22-2017, 07:29 PM   #2
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RHEL is primarily a server distro. As it is designed for enterprise use it is not something I have ever played with but I suspect you have carried out a minimal install which may not include a GUI capability. Could you advise what choices you made during install? I have referenced the Centos install page and this is the same software:

http://www.tecmint.com/centos-7-installation/

Is this how you installed?

Cheers
 
Old 01-22-2017, 08:06 PM   #3
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RHEL is primarily a server distro. As it is designed for enterprise use it is not something I have ever played with but I suspect you have carried out a minimal install which may not include a GUI capability. Could you advise what choices you made during install? I have referenced the Centos install page and this is the same software:

http://www.tecmint.com/centos-7-installation/

Is this how you installed?

Cheers
I burned a DVD with file rhel-server-6.8-x86_64-dvd.iso. After boot to DVD, I picked up the top option (it looks like the most through install option) to install it.

How can I check whether or not GUI package was installed?

Thanks & regards
 
Old 01-22-2017, 08:17 PM   #4
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RHEL is a commercial distribution, and as such you are paying for support through Red Hat, so why are you not using it?
 
Old 01-23-2017, 02:51 AM   #5
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Hi,

RHEL website has lots of helpful documentation. Check these out:

https://access.redhat.com/documentat...de/ch-rpm.html
https://access.redhat.com/documentat...-querying.html

And look further for the runlevel 4 initialization.
All the best.
 
Old 01-23-2017, 04:37 AM   #6
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As others suggested, RHEL is a paid subscription. You should try CentOS instead.

Anyway, try: startx at terminal.

It will only work, if you have installed the necessary components to run the GUI.

Didn't realize you already use "startx".


Anyway, check out this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...el-6-a-860520/

Good luck, keep exploring Linux!

Last edited by JJJCR; 01-23-2017 at 04:43 AM. Reason: edit
 
Old 01-23-2017, 11:10 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BJT View Post
I burned a DVD with file rhel-server-6.8-x86_64-dvd.iso. After boot to DVD, I picked up the top option (it looks like the most through install option) to install it. How can I check whether or not GUI package was installed?
I think "rhel-server" probably doesn't have a GUI: you need a desktop version.
Try the command "whereis gdm" to see if the Gnome Display Manager is there, which it should be if you have a GUI.
 
Old 01-23-2017, 09:17 PM   #8
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1. as above, RHEL is a paid for distro, so unless you pay, you can't get updates (inc extra SW) or support.
Try Centos (free rebuild) if you don't want to pay.

2. also as mentioned, you probably don't have relevant pkgs installed for GUI (desktop)
Login as root and
Code:
yum grouplist
# then 
yum groupinstall Desktop
eg https://access.redhat.com/solutions/15815
 
  


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