HELP! Linux emulation with Virtual PC 6

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by thabridawg, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. thabridawg macrumors member

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    Hi, I just started a UNIX class and my teacher told me said he'd like it if I installed Red Hat Linux 8.0... so I did with Virtual PC 6.

    Installation was sucessful (?) but when I log in and type startx, this is what I get:

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    What can I do?
     
  2. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    try 'sudo kdm' or 'sudo gdm'

    either should work. sometimes 'startx' has problems initializing due to the rainy season, or even if its a new moon. or something.
     
  3. thabridawg thread starter macrumors member

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    wow

    wow thanks sparkleytone, ... it worked! yous the bomb diggity..

    i had to login as root tho... scary
     
  4. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    you're welcome

    yeah after i posted i was afraid you might have to. X needs root access regardless of whether or not you were logged in as root anyways. at least you figured it out on your own ;)

    have fun with your linux virtual machine. :)


    p.s. if you want it to start up in X change your /etc/inittab to default to runlevel 5 ( id:5:initdefault: ) instead of 3
     
  5. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    oh and p.s.

    plz post questions in the appropriate forum. it keeps things more organized and you are more likely to get a response that way.
     
  6. arn macrumors god

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    moved
     

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