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rebooting after RH 7.2 install - problem

By Ajarn David ·
I have just installed RH 7.2 on a Presario 1200 NB and have Win98se up and working no problem.

I followed all the instructions as far as I can see, but what happens is that it goes through the boot procedure, everything says OK and then it stops at a prompt that says username@localhost.

I guess this is a prompt, but what do I do from here to get into Gnome or the other desktop option. I get no GUI at all as it is but I know it's OK because I can do thinngs from the prompt.

I am actually a linux virgin and am keen to know more but it seems every install is different.

Help please. There are no Thai techs I know who know anything about linux.

David

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by Skizz In reply to rebooting after RH 7.2 in ...

It's possible that X is not configured. As root, run "setup" at the command line. The bottom option will take you into the GUI configs. Select the correct options for your hardware and make sure you enable GUI at startup.

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by Ajarn David In reply to rebooting after RH 7.2 in ...

Thanks Skizz. X wasn't configured, but had to use the configuration setup in the x screen and set for GUI not text. Thanks for the help

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by guru@net In reply to rebooting after RH 7.2 in ...

type startx

this will start an x session using the desktop manager that you selected when you installed redhat.

HTH

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by Ajarn David In reply to rebooting after RH 7.2 in ...

Had to get to the desktop first. Thanks for the assistance though Guru.

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by vh_s In reply to rebooting after RH 7.2 in ...

I thought that prior to executing "startx", you would need to configure your GUI first.

Configure using XConfig which would lead you to configure resolution, graphics card, color depth etc.

vh_s

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by Ajarn David In reply to rebooting after RH 7.2 in ...

Had a way to go before I understood the whole problem, but finally made it. Thanks for the help.

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by Ajarn David In reply to rebooting after RH 7.2 in ...

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