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Old 11-22-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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HOw to get GUI in Linux

hai all,

i am new to linux. just seeing the environment first time.

this is a computer lab and all systems r working in linux.

there r 2 systems which is not showing the GUI.
we can log in to it and can use the system by typing commands.
how i get the gui? did it an instalation problem?

please give the answer to it?
Old 11-22-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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For one what disrtibution are you using? If it's one that doesn't configure X for you, you'll have to do that yourself with either the autoconfig command...

or manually with...

after that is completed to start X...

Old 11-22-2004, 12:40 AM   #3
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If X is installed and configured correctly, use startx . If that works, and want it to boot into the gui, edit the /etc/inittab file to boot at runlevel 4 or 5, depending on your distro.
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Old 11-22-2004, 03:27 PM   #5
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Check the logs located at /var/log. Look for either Xorg or XF86. The files that end with a 9.log are error logs. If you are using XFS (X Font Server) make sure you start it first before starting GUI. Sometimes nVidia drivers (modules) screws up the loading process of XFS, so you may have to reboot the computer. Rebooting sometimes works. If you are not using XFS, check the font paths listed in either /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86Config. What I mean check if there is fonts that are under a certain directory that /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86Config listed. If you have paths that does not point to any fonts, comment the line by using # in the beginning of the line or reinstall the fonts.

this is a computer lab and all systems r working in linux.
Can I come and use your computers because my computer lab is using Windows and they are slow to login.


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