Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Hi, I am new to Linux and X Windows world. I have installed redhat linux 9.0 and installed X Windows also. Initally i got some error when i was doing ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3

    Getting Xterm when starting X Windows


    Hi,

    I am new to Linux and X Windows world.

    I have installed redhat linux 9.0 and installed X Windows also.

    Initally i got some error when i was doing startx at the command prompt, it was not recoginizing some configuration. I reconfigured it using
    redhat-config-xfree86

    Then it got well set.
    Then when i typed the command startx at the command prompt, it starts xterm, i was expecting it will start X Windows i..e GUI like windows with Redhad cap on the extreme left.

    Can someone please inform me how to sort this problem.

    Thanks in the anticipation that I will get some hint.

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    5,035
    well do you have either gnome or kde or some other window manager installed?
    -lakerdonald

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3
    Hi,

    Thanks for replying. How do i know this whether i have other things installed or not.

    I am new to linux and was doing normal installation and to be very true i don't remember which all options i had selected when i was installing.

    I would be grateful if you please inform me how to get those in case i have not installed. If these are installed please inform me how to find these files in the system from the command prompt or from some directories.

    Thanks!

  4. #4
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Posts
    5,035
    okay
    once you have X running, then go into xterm and issue:
    Code:
    kdeinit
    if that works, then you have kde correctly installed.
    or you can do:
    Code:
    gnome-session
    and if that works, then you have gnome installed as well.
    -lakerdonald

  5. #5
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3
    Hi,

    Thanks for replying and answering my queries. Highly appreciated.

    Well I tried to issue the following command in the Xterm (X Terminal) to see whether do i have KDE or GNOME installed:

    kdeinit
    gnome-session

    Both of the above commands failed.

    Then i tried
    switchdesk GNOME
    switchdesk KDE

    These command failed too informing GNOME is not installed (KDE is not installed)

    I am sorry if I am asking very trivial questions but i have installed linux for the first time and don't remember what i have chosen during installation time.

    What shall i do now, re-install everything ? or there is some by which i can get XWindows instead for Xterm when i do start. Or is there a way by which i can get KDE and GNOME installable which will merge with the existing OS.

    Secondly, when i have restarted my machine again, it was not able to recognize the OS, but when installing i have created floopy boot disc , so when i used that it went well. What should i do to avoid this.

    Thanks for your replies. I hope you guys will help me to sort out these problems.

    Regards,
    Dipesh

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •