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Old 11-28-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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newbie: command to start ?


I've just installed bluequartz on a pc using Nu-CentOS-BQ-4.8.iso that I downloaded from http://www.solarspeed.net/cart.php?t...ategory_id=274.
I set up the ip's and I've now got a black screen with root@localhost prompt and I don't know the command to start. I did a search on google and various forums but I found nothing about how to actually start the gui and I also tried 'help' but couldn't see anything useful there either.
does this OS have a gui or is it all command line?
thanks for any help.
 
Old 11-28-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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I do it all the time.

Did you go to bluequartz or NuCentOS? Most likely you will find your voice where you lost it. Ask me, I do this all the time and then have to track back. Yes, this kind of thing can be very confusing.

Keep going, its worth it!
 
Old 11-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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Im not sure about that distro but usually they install a DE and its GUI Login manager...if that is not the case it may require you to install/configure Xwindow (xorg.conf)a DE(Desktop Environment such as Gnome,KDE,XFCE ) etc. If its already setup from install it may only require you to start X, using the startx command.
 
Old 11-29-2009, 04:31 PM   #4
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carsto yes I did go to the bluequartz forum, searched but couldn't find the answer so then I and registered and activated, only to discover I still couldn't post a new topic.
jk3 - startx was the first thing I tried but it doesn't work so I'm still scratching my head.
 
Old 11-30-2009, 03:24 AM   #5
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tonj I feared you might find my first question out of order, but I sometimes run around in circles and then beat my head against walls. Computers will drive me mad one day.

Since you are in the terminal, would it help at all to suggest you look in the directories (beeeg job) to find a file related to bluequartz? Then startx is the conventional run command, but how proprietary is BQ in use of desktops? Maybe you can use locate to see if something like xorg.conf/other is on the drive at all.?

I know this is not the magic wand of zapping a command at it, but once you know what you have you may be in a better position to narrow the search in other forums. Google it. The wash frequently throws up lots of unrelated or unlikely stuff and you sometimes find it just there.

Unfortunately, this is the best I can come up with now.

Seriously, keep going, you will find it. Beat the frustration by going at it 'til you have it taped and gagged in the sense of flat out knowing everything about it.
 
Old 11-30-2009, 07:16 AM   #6
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I may not be understanding your question correctly, but it is my understanding that BlueQuartz is administered through a web GUI and is not setup with a desktop environment. Again, I've personally never used it, but I looked at it several months ago. Again, I may not be understanding the question so just ignore me if I'm not
 
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:51 AM   #7
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I mean that you go into say Konsole and su - to root. Then you should be able to use the command locate file. file is whatever you think may be on the computer. Also read up on the structure of how Linux manages it's files. Or open a file manager say Dolphin in Fedora or whatever you use. Also look in the Help files of your Linux distro. Yes, in the beginning it is slow, but do all the reading you can. As you get the stuff in your head you'll see it comes together after a while.

I did not know that BQ runs under a Web GUI. I assume you mean it would run under a web browser. Then possibly it would be a good idea to look at Mozilla Firefox. This browser is open source and very extendable. Visit the site.

Thing is, make the short associations. Web >> Browser?? google!! Look for what you've just read.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 08:58 AM   #8
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bret, yes that's it! bluequartz is controlled via web gui. I was able to access the gui from a browser on another pc so thanks for helping me crack that. Strange thing though...the gui doesn't work in google chrome, only internet explorer.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 09:04 AM   #9
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give firefox or opera a try also. not sure about google chrome. never used it
 
Old 12-03-2009, 12:55 AM   #10
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There you go, then. All sorts of open possibilities ahead. Firefox and Thunderbird will import address books et al from the MS apps. May it be that they can handle BQ? Similar file formats? Opera I don't know, yet believe it to be very powerful. It has a long history already.
 
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Tonj
was there any benefit to using the GUI? I am a newbie running BQ too and I dont want to screw anything up by accident by getting into the GUI...but if I can use it to back up or something!
(I already had to dissect sendmail after a YUM update killed it so I'm shy)
Hank
 
Old 02-08-2010, 04:03 AM   #12
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alas Hank my fling with bq was brief and I didn't pursue it once I got the web gui up. I use a raq550 which can't easily install bq and I didn't want to shell out on another server.
 
  


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