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    linux gui

    i installl redhat linux as a workstation and not custom so it made tons of disicions for me before isntalling. and when linux boots up isntead of a gui its a tui (my way of saying text interface, not sure if this is an abbreviation) is there a way i can get x windows to work. or do i have to reinstall linux?
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    Re: linux gui

    Originally posted by Klinerr1
    and when linux boots up isntead of a gui its a tui (my way of saying text interface, not sure if this is an abbreviation)
    It's called a console :P

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    i know bu i always call it tui. and i still need help!
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    What distribution of Linux are you using? You will have to manually set up your video/monitor hardware in your system. Only after this can you use your Graphical User Interface. The way you set up your hardware settings depends on the distribution you use. If you are using Redhat, type:
    startx -- -bpp 8
    and see if you got a GUI, if there were some errors displayed, you need to set up manually.

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    i have redhat 6 installed the video crap is correct i think. i plan to upgrade to 8 later. i got linux form a cd that came in a book. the rpm file for xwindows is in the cdrom udner redhat\rpms but i need to know the rpm file name
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    If you did the workstation install then X-Windows is already installed. Just type startx at the command prompt and it will start the GUI interface. If you want it to boot up in a GUI (runlevel 5) then you need to edit the /etc/inittab file and change the line that says

    id:3:initdefault:

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    id:5:initdefault:

    That will change you to start in runlevel 5.
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    i did do that and it crashed. i think 6.0 is to primitive for my video card and monitor since they are fairly new. Im gonna go ahead and install 8.0
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    i downloaded the 5 iso images of redhat. do i jsut burn each iso image to a cd put the first cd in and boot up my machine and go from there to isntall?
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    Yeah, just burn them as disc images...you only need the first 3 for the install though, the last two are just source RPMs.
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    wow...

    klinerr, i thoght you liked playing games. linux is gonna ruin you of that.

    oh when ill redhat come out with linux that supports games.
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    I play unreal tournament 2003 all the time on Linux. I used to play Quake 3 and Wolfenstein as well, but now I just play ut2k3. A fair amount of games will work in Linux.
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    really??? sweet! linux is the wat to be!!!
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