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I just installed linux (REDHAT 7.2) and I turned the option boot in graphical on, now what is the command to start X window ? hehe I know its newb ...
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    help with "X"


    I just installed linux (REDHAT 7.2) and I turned the option boot in graphical on, now what is the command to start X window ? hehe I know its newb so am I

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    lol just found out that the command was: X

    LOL

    nest problem it says that it cant find any screens :S

    so how do I configure my graphicscard ?

    thnx

    Btw, Hi all im roodbwoy the biggest linux newb :P

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    mm found out that I must configure it :/ mmm doesnt work anyways...
    any help here

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    try xf86config of xf86cfg. start with startx

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    try the following to configure your /etc/X11/XF86Config file (as root) :-


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    XFree86 -configure
    the screen will blank and, hopefully, come back, having created a file called /root/XF86Config.new . Now test this config file out by :-


    Code:
    
    XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new
    If you get the raw X screen (grey cross hatched screen with an X as a mouse coursor) then you have a working config file that just needs copying to /etx/X11/XF86Config (use the "cp" command). First cancel out of the raw X screen by Ctrl Alt BackSpace (not Del) and the do the copy. Then either reboot or type "startx" and with luck you'll have gdm or kdm to logon with.

    If not, have a look in /var/log/XFree86.0.log (use "cat" or "tail" command) to see if iy gives any helpful messages.


    have fun

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    forgot to mention.

    You can get a GUI (X) screen direct from Boot up by getting your PC to enter something called Runlevel 5. This is normally done as part of your instal. The file to have a look at (cat) is /etc/inittab


    have fun

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    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Actually, I don't think that the `X' command is what you really want. That just starts the X server but no programs to use it. You will just get a grey screen with the X cursor. Instead, like Adrian said, use `startx', or you can follow Nerderello's advice and put your system into runlevel 5 with the `telinit 5' command.

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