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Re: [vox-tech] which linux is most compatible with VMWare ?
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Re: [vox-tech] which linux is most compatible with VMWare ?

On Mon, 13 Aug 2001, andy huang wrote:

> i use redhat 7.0 , i did try startx, it didn't work

a) did you install the server configuration? That typically doesn't
install XWindows.

b) "it didn't work" is extremely difficult to troubleshoot.  What exactly
did it respond with when you tried startx?  Which runlevel are you in (use
the "runlevel" command)? Did you answer questions regarding your video
during the installation with "generic SVGA" (right) or did you specify
your actual hardware (wrong... vmware emulates the video)?

There are other things to check, but these are a good start... you need to
write more... lots more :)

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Kendrick" <nbs@sonic.net>
> To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2001 9:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] which linux is most compatible with VMWare ?
> > On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 06:04:24PM +0800, andy huang wrote:
> > > i tried my linux 7.0
> >
> > Hi!  Umm.. Version number doesn't help. :) There are a number of different
> > Linux 'distributions' which have gone up to, or past, version "7.0"
> >
> > Which distro are you using?  Have you tried any of the following?
> >
> >   1. Pressing CTRL + ALT + Function-7  keys simultaneously.
> >
> >   2. Running the command "startx" at a shell prompt (once logged in as
> >      a particular user in text mode)
> >
> >
> > -bill!
> >

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