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    redhat - how to install gui

    hi all, i'm install variety of linux distro into my vmware...for newer version of linux such as fedora, most of them already have gui. unfortunately, one of my older linux (redhat 6.2) doesn't have it...i wonder how to install gui. thanks

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    I have never used RH 6.2 and dont know if its pre-installed or not. Execute startx command at prompt and check if GUI loads.
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    Redhat 6.2 is very old an usupported. If you still want a GUI, you can probably head over to the KDE/Gnome websites and find RPM packages to download for redhat 6.2, but I wouldn't get my hopes too high.
    Good Luck!
    EDIT: I agree with devils_casper, try the startx command first. I know redhat 5.2 had Afterstep and Nextstep by default
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    thank you guys...
    i already hit startx command, but the command not found. so i guess it was not installed on my system..

    i manage to find gnome on but there are many version of gnome and i'm not sure which one is suitable for my system

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    Red Hat 6.2 shipped with both GNOME and KDE, so they should be available for installation from the discs. The package management at that time was not as good as it is these days and dependencies were a nightmare to resolve, so it may be difficult to install GNOME or KDE on an existing installation. A clean install is a different issue altogether.

    Red Hat 6.2 is a bit dated now (I remember using it in 2000), so maybe it would be better for you to look for something more recent. If you have older hardware, you could look for modern/current distros specifically designed for that hardware.

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    thank you guys...i really appreciate for the information given.

    after did some reading, then i found a way to change redhat's boot by editing /etc/inittab...

    by default, the value is id:3:initdefault for Full multiuser mode..then i change it to 5 (x11) ... however, after i rebooting my system, it seems to be hang like this...

    fortunately, i installed this redhat 6.2 on vmware and i can revert it back

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