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Old 06-30-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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Redhat Linux Desktop


I'm a brand new Linux user. I apologize for my ignorance. Our corporate office has sent us the CD they burned for server installs. After running their install the server seems to work well but certain components seem to be missing. It does not appear that we have a graphical desktop (nautilus?) installed. Is it just a matter of installing the nautilus files below or do I need to download it from some site?

[root@localhost /]# cd /mnt/Server
[root@localhost Server]# ls -ltr |grep nautilus
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 16120 Feb 28 10:47 gnome-python2-nautilus-cd-burner-2.16.0-1.fc6.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 17899 Feb 28 10:47 gnome-mount-nautilus-properties-0.5-3.el5.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 29699 Feb 28 10:48 nautilus-open-terminal-0.6-6.el5.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 38445 Feb 28 10:48 nautilus-extensions-2.16.2-6.el5.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 33687 Feb 28 10:48 nautilus-devel-2.16.2-6.el5.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 15335 Feb 28 10:48 nautilus-cd-burner-devel-2.16.0-7.el5.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 494006 Feb 28 10:48 nautilus-cd-burner-2.16.0-7.el5.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4407116 Feb 28 10:48 nautilus-2.16.2-6.el5.i386.rpm
[root@localhost Server]#

Thanks much.
Old 06-30-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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Servers don't have GUIs. Nautlis is a file manager for GNOME, not a complete GUI. You want to install all the gnome packages with rpm -ivh <filename>.rpm. You might be better off using a desktop linux distro, there are some fairly similar to red hat, like Fedora, which is the test-bed for Red Hat, and CentOS which is a rebuild of red hat with different logos
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If you really want a GUI, use the RH pkg manager yum, as it will handle the dependencies for you. Don't try it manually via rpm.
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It looks like maybe everything is installed but I'm getting the error below when running startx.

There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.

Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.

The last error message was:

The name org.gnome.SettingsDaemon was not provided by any .service files

GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in.


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