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Red Hat Linux 7.3 Does not boot into Graphic User Mode XWindows

Posted on 2010-08-25
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Ok I just installed Red Hat Linux under vmware.

It installed without issues an so far seems to work fine in terminal mode.
It only will boot up in terminal mode. I would like to get to the GUI mode.

But when I tired I get this screen shot.
Red-Hat-Linux-7.3-2010-08-25-13-.jpg
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Question by:sobeservices2
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Login as root, then run the command:
redhat-config-xfree86

If that produces errors similar to the one on the screenie, run the command like this:
redhat-config-xfree86 --reconfig


ps:
Redhat 7.3 is incredible old; are you sure you really want/need this?
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It may well be an issue of unsupported hardware.  Red Hat 7.2 is from the 1990's.  Unless the hardware is of the same vintage, Linux probably won't have drivers to use the newer hardware.
Fedora is free, you know...
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sds9985,
this is a VMWare installation.

sobeservices2,
please *note* these instructions by VMWare themselves: http://www.vmware.com/support/esx2/guests/doc/guestos_redhat73.html

This means you should *not* do what I suggested above before installing the VMWare Tools!
Check the link and the help file of VMWare on how to install the VMWare Tools. Only after installing them, proceed with configuring the X server.
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I would like to use Red Hat. Anyone know where I can get the latest free edition. I am a student studying Unix

Sorry everyone I almost lost track of this question I posted .. Thanks for the help
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