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Old 01-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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User Interface Fail - No Display

I could not get into the user interface as the settings on my server were set a few years ago. I am now in the CLI and I was wondering is there some file I can edit the display options so I will be able to see the user interface and use it??

Old 01-19-2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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Follow your distro's instructions to install Gnome (or similar), and then start it.

For example on recent Ubuntu,

sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
sudo service gdm restart
On Debian,
sudo aptitude install gnome-desktop-environment
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
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Sorry, I'm a huge linux newb.. I am using a redhat system btw to set up as a linux server. Neither of the commands worked to bring up display options
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If you use a Red Hat system this may be a good time to call the support, that is why you are paying for it. Also, since you are trying to set up a server, are you sure you have a graphical interface installed? Usually servers don't run graphical environments.


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