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Old 06-16-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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Stupid newbie question (Can't load GUI)


I need to load the GUI (GNOME) of my Redhat install. I get to the prompt (where you log in), but I can't load the GUI interface. My other installations of this OS put me right into the GUI. Perhaps I should learn those Linux commands. :-/
 
Old 06-16-2003, 12:22 PM   #2
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edit the /etc/inittab file

change the line:
id:3:initdefault:
to
id:5:initdefault:

then either reboot, or login as root and type the following: init 5

Chris
 
Old 06-16-2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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Wow, I think I'll try that.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 02:40 PM   #4
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ok.. It was already at that number. :-/
 
Old 06-20-2003, 03:39 PM   #5
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log in and type startx
 
Old 06-20-2003, 04:35 PM   #6
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look in /etc/rc5.d if there's something like "S99.xdm" or "S99.gdm" or "S99.kdm"
if not, you may want to look in /etc/init.d/ for one of these 3 boots scripts (xdm = Xfree, gdm = Gnome, kdm = Kde, not sure, you might have only xdm too) then to create a link to it (ln -s /etc/init.d/xdm /etc/rc5.d/xdm)
 
Old 06-20-2003, 04:55 PM   #7
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log in and type startx
Good one! There was a critcal error when I tried that. Perhaps that is the reason why it wasn't loading in the first place. I'm going to do another installation.

Take 3
 
Old 06-20-2003, 06:48 PM   #8
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Hmm a critcal error. Did you burn the cds or did you buy them?

Last edited by bling bling; 06-20-2003 at 06:53 PM.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 07:19 PM   #9
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Hmm a critcal error. Did you burn the cds or did you buy them?
I bought them.

It was $7.00 on ebay about a year ago.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 08:12 PM   #10
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Hmm are they scratched allot?
Did he burn them or did he buy them then sell them?
Do you just not know the answers at all to what I just asked?

BTW: Are there any single girls here?
 
Old 06-20-2003, 08:13 PM   #11
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BTWA: Why does your penguin not have a question mark and mine does?
 
Old 06-20-2003, 10:10 PM   #12
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sorry, but this is NOT a critical error and this is NOT the cd's fault.
if there was an error when you tried it, it is probably because your X isn't correctly configurated. use xf86config (or I think RH also come with Xconfig) to build a new configuration.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 11:08 PM   #13
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Half_Elf is right...
Often times someone will set an attribute wrong during the X portion of the installation. A little error there will cause a very non-intuative error message and drop you back to the console. Use xf86config or Xconfig...

/em Tips his hat to Half_Elf
 
Old 06-26-2003, 01:44 AM   #14
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It's ok. They switched over to Windows 2000. Problem solved.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 02:16 AM   #15
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keep the easy way, then
 
  


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