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Firstly - specs. AMD 2500 CPU 384 Meg RAM 80 Gig HDD - Linux only (Mepis) Have another HDD used for trying new distros. When booting or installing non-GUI flavours ...
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- 08-08-2005 #1
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- Melbourne, Aus.
Firstly - specs. AMD 2500 CPU 384 Meg RAM 80 Gig HDD - Linux only (Mepis) Have another HDD used for trying new distros. When booting or installing non-GUI flavours of Linux (such as Gentoo or Ututo) why can't I get into kdm or startx at root prompt? Am I missing something obvious here? I am a novice Linux lover.
- 08-09-2005 #2
I can't answer for Ututo, but for Gentoo, there are a couple things you need to do.
Emerge <your choice of GUI>
su into root, then
nano -w .xinitrc
You will need to put one line in there
If you want kde, put
If you want icewm, put
Now you can "startx"
- 08-09-2005 #3
- 08-09-2005 #4Thank you for interest in my previous question.
Tried what you suuggested but nothing. I neglected to mention that what I'm seeing is "livecd root # " Does that make sense?
You are talking about using the livecd of Gentoo.
The livecd does not have an X server. I don't know about Ututo.
I did the same exact thing awhile ago.