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Old 05-18-2003, 12:30 PM   #1
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Cool localhost login


I loaded RH ver8 onto an old 486 ( I wanted to load ver9 but apparently it requires more memory and greater graphic ability) and it seemed to load but when I rebooted it always comes to the 'localhost login' screen.
I have no idea what the 'user name' should be much less what password to put in?
I would like it to boot up with a 'Knoppix or Windows' like screen. Is this possible?

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Old 05-18-2003, 12:36 PM   #2
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maybe your video memory is too small and it is not sufficient to boot in GUI mode. so it is defaulting to command line.

during installation you must be asked to add and user account and a root password. you can login by using the username and password.

or you can login as root by typing 'root' at login prompt and then by using the root password you gave at the time of installation
 
Old 05-18-2003, 04:41 PM   #3
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Well ..... I'm not sure about the GUI......Windows 98 loads just fine!!!!!! Shouldn't that be adequate video memory?

As far as logging in.....I have tried all the obvious login names - root - admin - linux - red hat .........nothing works.

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Old 05-18-2003, 04:50 PM   #4
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Not necessarily. You might be able to get away with a very light window manager, but some of the more memory hungry ones like KDE/Gnome aren't likely going to be available. In that case you wouldn't be able to boot up into a gui login screen, but you could boot up into X after configuring your box to start your smaller window manager.

As for logging in:
root
password

It's the standard. I don't really know what to tell you other than you fed a password (or requested not to have one at all) to your install about root (you apparently don't remember this ). It is the system admin of linux and is password protected for your protection. If you cannot remember the password, then search this site for "single" or "linux single" to find out how to boot into single user mode and recreate a password.

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Old 05-18-2003, 05:12 PM   #5
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Cool

I appreciate the inputs but of course, during setup I entered 'root' as user and my 'normally used' password .... I use this almost exclusively so I remember it VERY well.
But these do not work when I try to get into RH at the 'localhost login' screen.
That's why I tried the others that I mentioned, to no avail.

As far as vmemory....I have a full blown version of 98se on another partition as well as many other programs and they all work fine. I can't imagine that RH would eat up any more vmemory than those do.

melo
 
Old 05-18-2003, 06:15 PM   #6
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Sorry --- I goofed --- somewhat!!! I just turned on and booted the RH machine.
It boots to the 'localhost login:' screen where I can enter 'root' as user and my password that I used during installation.

Then it gives me a screen that shows 'Last Login: Tue May 13 11:26:14 on tty1' [root@localhost root]#'
When I enter a command - such as 'display' after the # sign the machine returns ' -bash: display: command not found and the next line will show the [root@localhost root]# again.

Any further ideas????

Thanks
 
Old 05-18-2003, 06:22 PM   #7
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From the command prompt, the standard way to get into a gui is "startx" or "startkde".

If starting it by hand works, you might edit the file /etc/inittab and change the default run level to 5, which should start a gui-based login automatically when you reboot.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 07:08 PM   #8
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Thanks a lot ... I appreciate the info but unfortunately it did not work.
When I entered either one - startx or startkde - it returns a message
-bash: startx: command not found
and the same for startkde.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 07:12 PM   #9
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Are you certain you've installed the X-windows system (used for most GUIs under Linux)? If not, just installing it is a fair amount of work ahead of you
 
Old 05-18-2003, 07:42 PM   #10
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try running XFree86 -configure, then follow those directions, that might help
 
Old 05-18-2003, 11:43 PM   #11
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If startx is "command not found" then either it's not in your path, or X isn't installed. At this point you are better off re-installing and including one of the window managers in your install. If you want to continue, you could install X at this point, however hundreds of files could be involved....

To find out if you have X installed:
rpm -qa | grep xfree

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