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Old 09-02-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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How to Install X Windows and a GUI from the Command Line


How can I install X Windows and a GUI from the Command Line? I had a problem with my laptop where it kept rebooting during installation, so I had to install with only a minimal installation. Once I installed however; I could not figure out how to add X Windows and a GUI to get started. Is there a simple command to do this?

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Old 09-02-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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If you are running Debian it is simple (as long as you have a network connection). Do

apt-get install x-window-system

And then:

apt-get install fluxbox

If you don't have Debian, please write what you do have.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by King4lex
If you are running Debian it is simple (as long as you have a network connection). Do

apt-get install x-window-system

And then:

apt-get install fluxbox

If you don't have Debian, please write what you do have.
Please look at people's distro's before you post. He states he is running Red Hat. You'll need to secify the package type you want to use.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 02:01 PM   #4
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Please look at people's distro's before you post. He states he is running Red Hat. You'll need to secify the package type you want to use.
Ah, sorry. I didn't see that.

Well then, do you have a network connection set up? Do you have the CDs?

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Old 09-02-2004, 02:19 PM   #5
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if you have an internet connectuion you should be able to run something like

yum install x11
 
Old 09-02-2004, 08:58 PM   #6
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Yes, I have the CDs.

No, I do not have a network connection.

Is there simply something I can type?
 
Old 09-10-2004, 05:57 AM   #7
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No Response

(Re: Fedora Core 2)
Anybody?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 12:48 AM   #8
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Can somebody please help me with this problem?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:32 PM   #9
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Does anyone know how to solve this problem; it seems simple enough.

-CAL
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:56 PM   #10
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There are a few things I see as possible. Try in this order:

1. You could boot off the CD and try to update your install. - at the packages menu click X and Gnome and if you wsant KDE (I have found fedora without Gnome is not quite right)

2. Boot up in text mode, mount the CD and run the rpm of your CD.

3. You could download an X rpm on another computer and burn it to CD, check the fedora mirror sites http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html.

4. You could downlaod the source code and compile it yourself.

I am more concerned with why your comp hung in the inmstall, did you check your media?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:58 PM   #11
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P.S. sorry, been busy the past few days.

In the future, I'd suggest posting on a different forum if you get no response.

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Old 09-12-2004, 01:10 AM   #12
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Thanks Tamsco, I'm going to try everything I can. I'll keep you posted.

PS How do I execute the second option. What is the command?

PPS As far as the interrupted installation goes, I am just as confused as you are. I installed a copy of Windows XP Home to test it out and it installed fine. I conjecture that it may have something to do with my monitor configuration - generic LCD @ 800x600, because just before the computer reboots, it flickers. I observed that during the Windows XP Home installation, the monitor flickered as if it WERE going to reboot, but it DIDN"T. Go figure.

-CAL

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Old 09-12-2004, 08:26 AM   #13
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OS Error # 12 Cannot Allocate Memory

I found the bug...

The error prompt says: OS Error 12 cannot allocate memory

I am running 64MB on my laptop. Is this sufficient?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:32 AM   #14
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Not really.
64 mb is really low for an X enviroment, especially in FC, which suffers from the bloat factor as it is. You can try upping your swap, how big is that?
 
  


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