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Old 11-04-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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Install GUI after text mode install??

Hi All,

We just finished installing SuSe in text mode becuse we had to load the drivers for our SAN so we could boot off of it.

Is there a way I can now install the GUI? TIA!
Old 11-04-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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you can simply use the package manager or install from source. It depends on what 'gui' you want.

Just keep in mind that you have to install both X server (either XFree86 o Xorg) and the client (KDE, GNOME, FluxBox, IceWM, XD2, etc)
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Awesome......and I can do that right from the CLI? All I have is text right now.
Old 11-04-2005, 04:38 PM   #4
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exactly how newbie are you with linux?

Usually it goes something like:

#tar -xjvf <source>.tar.bz2
#cd <source-dir>
#less README
#configure <with options>
#make <whatever needs to be make>

but don't take my word for it. Just read how to install the gui.
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The "yast" program will run in text mode, as root of course. You can install the X11 and KDE packages that way. Installing the packages that come with your particular distro will probably be the easiest. Plus the library versions will match up, and it will be easier to perform security upgrades.

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