OpenSUSE Install :: Install Gnome After The Minimal Server ( Console Based ) Install?
Feb 2, 2011
Tried to install Gnome after the minimal server (console based) install.I would like to install a graphical GUI now What to do? wich packages? tried zypper gnome-desktop (or something similar) but it wasn't enough.
I have a VM based on SUSE 11.3 that boots into a console in run level 3. I am used GNOME so I am trying to get it installed but not having any success. I don't know a lot about the VM as I got it 2nd hand.
So far I have gone into YAST and installed gdm and all the dependencies. I have changed from Run level 3 to 5.
When I run startx I get
xauth: creating new authority file /root/ /serverauth.15072 /etc/x11/xinit/xserverrc: line 56: exec: X: not found giving up xinit: No such file or directory (error2): unable to connect to X server xinit: No such process (error3): Server error.
I tried to update one of my home machines with a fresh install. This is far from new to me so I did not expect any problem. But I was proven wrong. First: did install the system as usual. First anomaly: system blocked during the install process but did restart it flawlessly one I tried to eject the DVD from the player. It needed actually that intervention to retake working. It then went to install and froze during the first system start. I rebooted with failsafe settings, it then correctly configured. I reached a beautiful desktop. I performed the updates from the update repository and I joined the nvidia proprietary driver repository (which updated to the G02 driver).
I then rebooted the machine and now I am in trouble. In normal mode the system (dual boot Opensuse, XP) does not boot at all and freezes immediately after hitting enter as before. In safe mode it goes further but does not reach X anymore. It blocks with the following line statement: "system console stolen at line 266". I then tried "startx". But the system goes into a scrolling loop that does not allow me to read the output. how to get at least the error message of the loop? I read some line passing by that the system might have an X11 authorization problem.
Athlon Phenom X4 905e Nividea G7600 graphic card Former system installed and running flawlessly: 11.1
For those who need or want to install the latest ATI proprietary driver (Catalyst 11.2) right after a fresh 11.4 install - and might not look for solutions in the development subforum.In order to compile the module, I installed the kernel sources and the pattern devel_basis. I normally use most packages in this pattern, so I install it by default from other scripts. While running atiupgrade on a fresh install, I was surprised by the number of packages getting installed with that pattern.Please report if it doesn't work. (like aticonfig initial failed to add a fglrx section for some reason).Take a look at the atiupgrade thread in the development forum: Upgrading ATI driver with atiupgrade.
installed fedora with the minimum option on the dvd. After that i logged it and im tring to install gnome, heres the catch though i only have 950MB worth of space. I noticed if i use the groupinstall "X Window System" it fails because of the space. Also it installs alot of things that I am not interested. what are the command lines to install gnome but with the minimal, no FF, no evolution, you get my point.
I'm trying to install a minimal Gnome setup without any of the usually installed apps. Last time I tried this it worked fine but that was a couple of years ago (see this thread if you're interested). The closest I've got so far is to install a CLI system from the alternate install CD and then run:
The problem is that one of these packages (I think that it's gnome-core) installs Epiphany, Evince, Evolution, Gwibber and Ubuntu One which I don't want. how to get a minimal system installed without these apps?
I noticed that in Fedora 15 Beta when you choose a minimal install then add ONLY the defaults of the "GNOME Desktop" package, you will get this error: gnome-desktop3-3.0.1-2.fc15.x86_64 has a required package:
When I look for gnome-desktop3-3.0.1-2.fc15.x86_64 it is not on any installation menu list. I prefer gnome, but installed KDE and that worked. Any ideas of getting gnome to work?
I just installed a minimal version of Ubuntu 10.10 (with Openbox) over 10.04. Mainly everything's ok, but I have three problems:
1. When shutting down or rebooting, my speakers make a loud pop. Upon googling around, I found this topic on the Arch forums. Running
Before rebooting/shutting down works. I, however, would like to have this permanently fixed so I don't have to run these commands every time before rebooting/shutting down.
2. I can't install the ATi video card drivers. I downloaded the correct driver (10.9) from the ATi website and made sure I had the packages found here installed. I also made it executable by running
When I run the installer, using
I get this output:
3. When booting, I get a message saying something like "intel_ips can't find i915 symbols, so graphics turbo is disabled". When googling for this, I see this is a kernel related issue. Since I don't have any understandings of kernels, I thought this is a little too high up for me. What does it mean and how can I fix it, as it slows my boot down quite a bit?
I'm running Ubuntu 7.04 server on a low spec spare machine ( 500MHz, 128 RAM) but fancy a change. Basically would like a non-GUI, command line only interface, running SSH, Samba and a flavor of FTP. FTP must be set up so users only have access to their home directory and not to any other system dirs. In addition I may want to incorporate anonymous ftp login at some point. Any recommendations for both FTP and minimal server software ?
I want to install two Linux in my P.C. two partitions mounted to /(one for linux1 e one for linux 2). one partitions mounted to /home (for linux 1 e linux 2 the same time). Two partitions mounted to swap (one for linux1 e one for linux 2). One partitions for BackUP (with the size of 20gb). I have an HD of 80gb. My memory is 256mb. I want to know: The minimal size of swap. (i think that 300mb is enough) the minimum size of partitions mounted in / (will install a lot of programs in both). If i encrypt one partition, what is the difference? I can install two Desktops in the same O.S? I want to install minimum requirements, these programs that come in KDE or Gnome desktop, i don't wanna install they, i can remove from instalation from DVD? I can install Gnome and KDE in the Same time, from the instalation from DVD?
I am trying to create an usb install from an gnome-live cd. All I have done is not working:
dd fedora liveusb-creator fusbi linuxlive usb creator unetbootin pendrive
All I can get are errors saying cang find kernel or error like that. I have used linux and windows environment. The iso I am using is fine, I am sure because I have instaled it on two pcs. Iso gnome-live >> usb (bootable to install)
I've just installed 11.4 and then updated to gnome 3. I've noticed that Nautilus doesn't appear to mount my windows NTFS partition. I find this odd because both Ubuntu and Fedora detect and mount it just fine in Gnome 3 (I've been trying all 3 this week).
When i installed 11.4 i selected gnome as my desktop. Now i want to give KDE (suse´s default desktop) a shot. Witch packages do i have to install to have a FULL KDE enviroment as if i would have selected KDE when i installed suse? Not just the desktop, but kde apps, themes, etc. Or even better. Is there a "Meta package" that installs everything?
I have installed openSUSE 11.3 on a couple of computers here at work, one 64bit one 32. I always install choosing KDE as the desktop and installed Gnome once the OS install is complete. Now when I go into YAST2 and select the gnome and I get the following. pattern:gnome-11.3-22.1.i586 requires patterns-openSUSE-gnome, but ths requirement cannot be provided
And the 64 version say the say but with x86_64 instead of i586. I have been on 11.3 for a month now and the systems are fully updated. I do not want to uninstall KDE and I do not want to break patterns. Does anyone know how to fix this?
trying to set up a very minimal X on my 10.04 64 bit version of Ubuntu running nothing but Open SSH and acting as a firewall/router, making a PPP connection. The reason, is that I want to set up KVM/Qemu and run a virtual machine. The virtual machine will have a graphical environment and will be connected to my TV so that I can watch movies, stream TV etc. using it. So far, I have done the following:
I have a question regarding to the Graphical Splash Screen. Is their a way to show the text based startup on booting your OS? So. I don't the OpenSuse Background with the loading line. But i want the half transparent black background if possible or just the black background with all the loading texts. The black and white screen.
I installed KDE from a CD. Then decided I wanted to have Gnome has an option. I installed "gnome-desktop" via software manager (as per some other instructions on the forum) but I still have no option to choose Gnome when logging in.
What all do I choose to get the complete Gnome environment? Or is it better (& easier?) to reinstall with a DVD?
How to install absolutely minimal Gnome without gnome-games, any cdrecord, dvd rw-tools, dialup modem tools, gnome-screensaver, festival etc. on Centos 5.5? If I try to remove these software separately then Gnome is gone.
I am trying to install either Ubuntu or CentOS server in text mode only. The problem I am having is that the hardware that I am trying to install it on has no vga output, I can only connect to it via console cable. I am able to boot from USB CDROm or flash drive but unfortunately since the hardware does not have a gpu (atleast none that I'm aware of) I am unable to get past the boot screen. If someone can point me in the right direction or know where I would be able to download the text install of either OS, that would be awesome.
I started to work at my little home office pc latly.I need a operation system for it.So what i try to do riaght now is,i need to install a copy of gnome on my 2t. Harddive.Iam out of clean cdï¿½s so i cant burn a bootable cd riaght now.so how can i install gnome from my Windows system?i know that i cant open a exe file from the linux file system^^
I turned on my laptop at work this morning and it booted up into console mode! Rebooting and booting into Failsafe Mode do nothing...
It reports that it has reached Runlevel 5, but I can't get into the GUI. I have tried to run "startx" which works (Sort of) but I have no mouse or keyboard control. Same goes for if I run "sax2 -r -m 0=radeon" and I have to hard power off the machine to get out of there.
If I try to load the vesa driver, it fails and the SaX.log tells me:
(II) VESA(0): Totl Memory: 256 64KB banks (16384kB) (EE) VESA(0): No matching modes (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
I have renamed the xorg.conf file and rebooted, but come to the same place...
Nothing reports to have failed on bootup, so I have no clue where to start trouble shooting. It does tell me though that there were "Skipped features: boot.cycle". Is this the problem area?
I have a Intel server board machine that has a on board Matrox cardWith 11.2 the install barfs to text mode configuring the card during install butonce you log in a root and run sax2 it is OK once the machine restartsWith 11.3 it installs ( apparently ) perfectly then just goes to a blackscreen .. the usb keyboard is dead and that is that
i'm using opensuse 11.3... sometimes i listen to a music from videos.. but, when i switch to another console (ctrl+alt+f1-5), music stops.. why? what will happen with other applications (database, etc) that work in a background?