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Old 11-23-2001
If this isn't newbie nothing is...how do I start GNOME?

First off, I know this isn't a LINUX board, but I figured it was close enough that no one would get upset.

Anyway, I have Windows2000 and Linux running dual-boot. That works fine, but when I boot into Linux all I get is a command prompt. How do I start gnome or kde? I read the manual, but I couldn't find it.

Please help.

Also, I know I'm dumb...you don't have to tell me.
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Old 11-24-2001
type "startx", and the GNOME desktop should come up...it does for me, anyway.
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Old 11-26-2001
There should be a file in your home directory called `..xinitrc`. Inside `.xinitrc` for gnome you should have


and when you type the command 'startx' gnome should start if your X is configured properlly.
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