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Old 06-30-2003, 12:00 PM   #1
archu
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Unhappy redhat 7.2 not supporting GUI


hello friends,

please help me installing redhat 7.2, i did not get my monitor to function properly even though the installation was quite good, it did not show any sort of GUI interfacing, then i would like to mention that , while installing the LINUX 7.2 my monitor did not show a clear picture of the installation window, i dono why.... i thought that was the instalation window, till i saw the similar window in the redhat website, i can't figure out the problem, i previously installed mandrake 9.0 and it was the same case there too, please help me with this thing.

regards,
Archana
 
Old 06-30-2003, 02:22 PM   #2
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What does the screen look like when you start the computer now?
Does pressing "Ctrl+Alt+F1" take you to a console?
 
Old 07-01-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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Unhappy

hello friend,

i dont understand what u mean to say when to press ctrl+alt+f1 after booting linux and enetering password, iam very much new to linux and would like u to be more specific and provide me with the step by step details, please , i this regard iam very much eager to solve the problem.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
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Can you answer my first question:
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Originally posted by david_ross
What does the screen look like when you start the computer now?
 
Old 07-02-2003, 08:41 AM   #5
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Unhappy console i get #

first i get a screen to boot the os, it is displaying the screen quite good, no problem, after choosing red hat linux os all the processes are being initialised and finally i get # prompt, so i don't know how to start graphical user interface, i installed the linux only in that mode, but nothing fruitful, :-(
i think this might be enough, if any info needed, please ask me and iam terribly in need of some suggesion to solve the problem, thats it!
 
Old 07-02-2003, 09:33 AM   #6
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If you have a # prompt you can type "startx" to start the GUI.
If it doesn't start, post the errors it gives here.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 01:23 PM   #7
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If you want to boot to a gui at the start then change the number in the initdefault line in /etc/inittab from a 3 to a 5.
 
Old 07-03-2003, 01:51 PM   #8
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hi friends,

i got answer for ur question pilot 1, i get the error that svga is not configured , then i saw

***a proper device found, but not resolved properly***, i got many errors like svga:1125 X 71125 cancelled and so on, i tried to see and say u the last error i got, it is that i got withing stars*

then here is ur amswer ross,
i tried to set as u said but the thing is it is already set in the way u described, finally i got a message that starting mime and screen was still, so i pressed enter and got into the # prompt

please try to solve my problem
 
  


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