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Posted Jan 28, 2009 at 3:04:13 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
hi, i'm new linux so pls hope will be help from all of u. i got one problems: i want to change from text mode to graphic mode by change the value in the /etc/inittab id:3:initdefault: ( text mode ) and i change to : id:5:initdefault: ( Graphic mode ) but when i reboot it still can not change pls advise... thanks and sincerlys
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Posted: Jan 28, 2009 5:04:43 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
If it will not change, then your X server is not installed or configured correctly. This happens to me occasionally if I install the wrong video driver for a system, or make mistakes in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Without further information, this is as much help as I can provide.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2009 4:46:15 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
Rubberman could be correct. You can test it by booting into runlevel 3. Then at the command prompt type startx If X is installed properly, it should start up. If not, there's your problem.

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Posted: Feb 01, 2009 2:42:48 AM
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hi all, when i try to type at the command prompt: startx but it shown message as: -bash: startx: command not found pls, should me do? pls advise...thanks
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Posted: Feb 01, 2009 2:51:32 AM
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oh, one thing when try checking the /etc/x11/xorg.conf. it shown me the message as: cat: /etc/x11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
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Rubberman
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Posted: Feb 01, 2009 5:51:47 PM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
It almost sounds like you don't have X11 installed. Do you find the file /usr/bin/Xorg?

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Posted: Feb 02, 2009 12:38:20 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
You don't have X installed. Try yum install xorg-x11

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Posted: Feb 02, 2009 1:34:29 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
i already find this file /usr/bin/xorg. but shown me : No such as file or directory.. i thinks, maybe i didn't install xserver, so pls all of u, adv me how install xserver by text mode? thanks in advance!
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Posted: Feb 02, 2009 1:39:48 AM
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oh, if i want to install xserver by CD Linux how can? which step that i need to do first? thanks for all, and pls hope will be have reply for follow.
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Posted: Feb 02, 2009 3:37:21 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
Check you CD for rpm files whose names begin with xorg.

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Posted: Feb 02, 2009 3:02:28 PM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
BTW, that's /usr/bin/Xorg, not /usr/bin/xorg. The 'X' is capitalized.

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Posted: Feb 02, 2009 4:44:05 PM
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Linux is case sensitive. So, the X in X11 is capitalized. Look for /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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Posted: Feb 03, 2009 4:30:38 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
I think that the rpm/yum packages for X as listed by Fedora are all lowercase, e.g. xorg-x11. Once installed, yes, x11 goes to X11, but if you're searching a repository or CD for the packages, they are likely to be lowercase.

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Posted: Feb 04, 2009 1:42:24 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
sorry all,according to i'm new linux so difficult for me to install package, pls tell me step by step about install xserver , and which CD of Redhat Linux 9 to got this file (i got CD for Redhat Linux, CD1 CD2 CD3) and i follow ... thanks in advance.
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Posted: Feb 10, 2009 4:04:48 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
hi all,have anybody help me...? according to i'm new linux so difficult for me to install package, pls tell me step by step about install xserver , and which CD of Redhat Linux 9 to got this file (i got CD for Redhat Linux, CD1 CD2 CD3) and i follow ... thanks in advance
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Posted: Feb 11, 2009 5:17:16 AM
Subject: change text mode to graphic mode in redhat 9
I don't know which CD the software will be on, but probably CD1. Place it in the drive, and check to see where it is mounted. Probably in /mnt or /media. To find out, type ls /mnt and ls /media One of them should have a directory named cdrom or cdrom0. Say it is in /media. Then look for the files with this command find /media/cdrom -name xorg* This will list the location of all the xorg files. You need files ending in .rpm If you do not find the files, then search the next CD. Can you get an internet connection?

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