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> Centos 5 startx failing, New text install of Centos 5.2 will not run startx
Stillearning
post Feb 11 2009, 11:44 AM
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Have Centos 5.2 installed in text mode, wish to use a graphical interface so tried to run startx - results below. PATH does include /usr/bin and xinit exists there and X11 and Xorg show up using the locate command.

Could anyone shed some light on this please.

Thank you.
Doug

Xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.2368
xinit: No suchfile or directory (errno 2): no server "X" in PATH

Use the -- option, or make sure that /usr/bin is in your path and that "X" is a program or link to the right type of server for your display. Possible server names include:

Xorg X.Org displays

xinit: Server error.
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michaelk
post Feb 11 2009, 12:45 PM
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Are you sure x is installed?
The easiest way to install X (and a GUI system) is to use the yum groupinstall feature.

First you can see all the yum groups available with the command:

yum grouplist

You can install X and Gnome or KDE like this:

yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment"

or

yum groupinstall "X Window System" "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"

You may also want to add some other groups from the list like "Graphical Internet" or "Office/Productivity"
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Stillearning
post Feb 11 2009, 12:58 PM
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Thank you Michael,

Tried the GNOME version and get message :
Group X Windows System does not exist yet it is shown in grouplist command?

help!
Doug


QUOTE (michaelk @ Feb 11 2009, 12:45 PM) *
Are you sure x is installed?
The easiest way to install X (and a GUI system) is to use the yum groupinstall feature.

First you can see all the yum groups available with the command:

yum grouplist

You can install X and Gnome or KDE like this:

yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment"

or

yum groupinstall "X Window System" "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"

You may also want to add some other groups from the list like "Graphical Internet" or "Office/Productivity"

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Stillearning
post Feb 11 2009, 02:31 PM
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OK Michael,

Spelling error....download/update OK...X appears to be running but no icons. Have xclock in top right and terminal. Do I need to configure something?

Doug

QUOTE (Stillearning @ Feb 11 2009, 12:58 PM) *
Thank you Michael,

Tried the GNOME version and get message :
Group X Windows System does not exist yet it is shown in grouplist command?

help!
Doug

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