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10-07-01, 08:42 PM
just install this OS on a old pc(P90 w/32mb ram). it seem okey when i install it. but when i start boot into it. it stop at one place call me to login. it said that is tty1, and all i got after login is [user@pc user]$ . but last time when i install redhat 7.2. it straight boot into gnome or what ever. is there something wrong with the set up?? pls help
10-07-01, 09:08 PM
it appears that you have it set it to login at a text mode instead of a Graphical mode.
Once you login you can type startx to start the graphical interface...
10-07-01, 11:43 PM
still cannot........i type "startX", "startx", start X. still cannot.....it said command no found...
10-08-01, 01:09 AM
Sounds like you didn't install xwindows. You could download that and install it, or install it off of the disc, or reinstall Linux, making sure to install it.
10-09-01, 09:13 PM
well, i just follow the instruction till the end. i check everything i need like gnome(i didn't check for KDE) and internet station. but one thing i forgot to mentionis that my old system hard drive just 500mb. is that enought for that?? or may it due to small capacity of hard drive and mandrake didn't install the gnome xwindow for me?? is that possible??
10-09-01, 10:29 PM
It would have told you if it didn't install it.
Did you tell it to install Xwindows (maybe xfree86)?
10-10-01, 12:49 AM
I do not think that 500MB is enough for Xwindows.
By time I selected the xwindows, gnome and a few other packages I was already over 900MB...
note.. I just hit 600 posts :0)
TurboLinux 6 can fit the base packages, Gnome and KDE onto 470MB.
10-10-01, 01:03 PM
well, it can. but i just select gnome and configure. it took 250 plus mb. other i asign to swap and / directory. i put the hard driver to other faster pc and it work perfectly and boot into gnome!! probably my old pc onboard vga couldn't show up the xwindow. how much vga memory needed for linux 8.0?? i do think about changing HD, but this old pc seem like couldn't support HD up to 524mb!! it don't had auto mode in hd selection. i put my 4gig into it and it doesn't recognized at all. ah....what is tty1 mean for?? is that some kind of terminal like the terminal in gnome??
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