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Old 02-29-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
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rh9 gui load from text



Aight, to begin, i'm a linux nub, been using M$ since i was 10, seven years ago, so its pretty damned embedded into me. I've been reading a guide on linux commands to help give me a better idea of how to traverse it but encountered a question I haven't found online and its likely because it is so stupid. My friend helped me with the linux install and linux initialy booted right into the GUI (about 4 hours ago) but don't ask me which it was, it was whicher was standard on rh9, and now when I go to enter my linux boot (dual boot setup) I can't figure out how to enter the graphical user interface rather than the text interface. I've searched thru most of the folders using mc and ran across Gnome and KDE but couldn't get either to boot. Again, I'm a M$ nub so please forgive this question and thanks in advance for any help

- Loren
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:32 AM   #2
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I'm new to linux as well, but i'll give it a shot...

have you tried 'startx'

that's what i use to load the default window manager, but it might be different with RedHat.. it's worth a try, eh?

xwmconfig sets up the default window manager and startx loads it... these are both a part of xfree86 (i think)

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Old 02-29-2004, 03:03 AM   #3
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It worked, thanks
 
Old 02-29-2004, 10:35 AM   #4
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You can really go into it and edit the /etc/initab file which is the configuration file for what to boot into. Just don't let the default runlevel be 0 or 6.

Here's the runlevels:
0 Halt/Shutdown
1 Text Single user no networking (for system maintenance)
2 Text Multi user no networking
3 Text Multi user no networking
4 Nothing, if you know what you're doing, you can make your own runlevel here
5 GUI, everything
6 Reboot
 
Old 03-01-2004, 12:10 AM   #5
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tight, how about loading a dif gui, like KDE?
Again, thx in advance.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 12:55 AM   #6
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tight, how about loading a dif gui, like KDE?
Try going into the menu button (sounds like you're using GNOME so it'll be the foot in the lower left) and selecting: Extras -> Preferences -> Desktop Switching Tool. That's fires up a GUI radio button box that let's you switch desktop managers. If memory serves, that's the menu path I followed to switch from GNOME to KDE.

The other way, if you don't want to do this from the GUI, is to issue the command:

switchdesk KDE

or

switchdesk GNOME

etc.



Hope this helps,

Rick
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:26 AM   #7
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thanks again
 
  


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