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Old 04-08-2004, 02:21 AM   #1
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how do i access the internet?

i just installed redhat 9.0. i get a command prompt and thats it. i followed the redhat installation instructions. i have three disks- i386 disk 1,2 and 3. i also have the developerWorks, Linux Evaluation Kit. I'm not sure where to go from here. i would like to install kde, but i don't know how to connect to the internet. i need some kind of window manager. something other that a prompt. such simple stuff, i know. any help would be great.

[root@localhost root]#..............????

Old 04-08-2004, 02:34 AM   #2
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If you had a chance to setup monitor settings during your install, you might be able to login at the prompt and type 'startx' to start the GUI. If that goes crazy, you can hit ctrl-alt-backspace to exit it. Then it's a matter of setting up your GUI.

If this is the case, then as root, you need to type 'su' and the root passord you created during the install. Then:

xf86cfg -textmode

this is the simplest way to setup your gui, if it's not the prettiest way to do so.

Naturally, this is assuming you installed with the "typical" or similar option. A minimal install wont include the GUI, and if you haven't put much time into the OS, the best way for newbies to succeed is to reinstall. That's a tough recommendation, as a skilled Linux user won't spend a second considering a reinstall. There's just too much information available to force that option, unlike windows.
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internet access

Chash, minimal install does not load kde/ go to add programs , and it will bring up list of avail programs select kde /you will need disk then after go to kde desktop ck it in sessions when you first go into redhat 9 kppp is under internet appsI think , it is in kde desktop. It is a graphicaal interface quite easy to use if you have a isp that will connect to linux. dial up Good luck Marty


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