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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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    Serious question.


    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.

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    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
    exec startkde
    If you want icewm, put
    icewm
    Now you can "startx"
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    Here's a general guide for setting up a graphical boot with Gentoo:

    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/kde-config.xml - KDE
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gnome-config.xml - Gnome
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/fluxbox-config.xml - Fluxbox

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    Thank 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?
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    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.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/top...tml&highlight=
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