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mmma68 08-22-2008 05:43 PM

How to launch the GUI on Linpus 9.3

I am absolutely new to the Linux universe, as I just got an Aspire M1610 with Linux Linpus 9.3 preinstalled. I hooked everything up by I just get a start page with one OS system as option and then a prompt [root@localhost ̃]#
I have looked everywere and I see no command that will allow me to launch the GUI eventhough it should launch by itself, as it was promoted.
Can someone help me out?
Thanks a lot

jay73 08-22-2008 07:35 PM

Let's see. I believe that Linpus is based on Fedora so the Fedora way should work here. When you run into the prompt, type su - and enter your root password. Then type /etc/init.d/gdm start. This should start GDM but you may need to do so everytime you reboot. In order to make things more permant, you need to check the file /etc/inittab and make sure that runlevel is 5, not 3.

mmma68 08-23-2008 03:52 AM

Hi, I did not know the password so I typed passwd on the screen and it promted for a new password and accepted it. So I tried the command line you suggested but it did not work. I'm quite desperate as ACER assistance is nowhere to find.
Thanks the same for the advice

billymayday 08-23-2008 03:57 AM

Try "init 5"

mmma68 08-26-2008 03:52 AM

Hi, none have worked and I just discovered, after 20 calls, that my ACER Aspire preinstalled Linpus has no GUI preinstalled, so the reseller basicly lied to me. Anyway can anybody tell me the best way to install a GUI (and which one to chose) on Linux Linpus?
Thanks again, it's great having some support.

jay73 08-26-2008 05:42 AM

Hard to say, you'll find that Linpus simply is not wideley used and few people on this forum will know exactly how to help you . Considering that it is based on Fedora, you may be able to get it to work by using this command at the root prompt:
yum -y groupinstall gnome

If that does not work, you may want to consider installing a different Linux distribution. There are so many to choose from and they are all free. Plus most have a livecd that you can run from you optical drive, without installing anything. Quite useful if you just want to test whether it will work or not. The most popular distributions include Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora and Suse. You can download the livecd (which can also be used to install) from their site.

Lupux 01-08-2013 04:00 PM

A few years have gone by but here I am having the same problem. Even worse, I
do not even have a CD/DVD drive on my Netbook. How can I get another distribution
installed from a USB stick?

snowpine 01-08-2013 05:09 PM

Welcome to the forums Lupux!

You can easily install many different Linux distributions using either of these sites:

Additionally, many distributions have easy instructions to install from USB on their homepage. If your distribution of choice has its own USB installer then I recommend using that instead of the third-party tools I linked to above. For example, Ubuntu from USB:

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