Graphic Installation

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Graphic Installation

Postby farhanansari » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:47 pm

I am a new user in Linux world and I don't know how to install the graphic when i install linux8 it gives command like [farhan@rootfarhan]$
What does ut means and when I press 'startx' it wount start.
Is this installation problem or what please help me...
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Postby scorpion » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:20 pm

You are wandering about [farhan@rootfarhan]$

in the above line

farhan is the username

rootfarhan is your machine name

$ sign means u r logged as a normal user( usually a user with limited rights)

and the second problem:

#startx does't start graphics

paste the full log report to the forum. Without a complete log report of startx solving your prob would be no more than wrestling with a pig in the mud.
and remember always paste full name of your distro*, linux8 makes no sense.
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Postby farhanansari » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:06 am

Thank you for you reply

Along with bla bla bla it gives

Fatal server error:
no screens found

On asking one of my friends he told me that i havn't installed the graphic correctly. well i m using intel 865GBF with 82865 buildin Graphics and there is no option in the installation process regarding this perticular graphics.Bottom Line
Is this the problem and also what do you mean regarding linux8

I am using virtual PC to install Linux is this the problem?
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Postby Muhammad Saad » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:50 pm

Assalam-o-Alaikum Farhan Ansari,
Perhaps you are talking about Graphical Desktop Environment. The installation of graphical desktop environment will depend on the distribution of Linux you are using. I assume that you are using Red Hat Linux 8 or Fedora 8 because these are the most comAmon distributions being used in Pakistan at this time. If that is the case then you will see options for GNOME and KDE during the installation process. These are the graphical desktop environment you need to install. After installing them, You will see a graphical login screen. Locate the "Session" button and select one of the installed desktop environments to see how each of them looks and works.
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Postby farhanansari » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:13 pm


Any body used Virtual PC for linux installation
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Postby lambda » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:06 pm

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Postby ghulam yaseen » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:25 am

Hello :),

Can you please install the graphical rpm package again, may this be the issue OR else can you please test this with any other graphical card, if other graphical card works then graphical card support is the issue . 8)

farhanansari wrote:Thankx.

Any body used Virtual PC for linux installation
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Postby x2oxen » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:32 am

he is using linux 8 but he didn't mentioned which one if its rh 8 then stop living in ancient ages and comes up with something new.
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