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    Default Migration from text mode to gnome

    Hello.
    I have installed suse 10.2 in a text mode. Now i upgrade it up to 11.0. But i want to use the Gnome GUI. How can i do it?

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    Default Re: Migration from text mode to gnome

    boot the system
    at prompt - login as user - then type:

    startx

    but this will only work if you have X setup properly

    If it fails. Report back with details of your PC and graphics
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    would it not be simpler to do a clean install of suse 11 instead of upgrading from 10.2 to 11. Use the DVD install and select Gnome and let the installer format your root but not your home ?

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    In current releases:

    Yast: Software: Software Management

    Make one of the drop-downs that probably reads 'Search' instead read
    'Patterns' and then check the option for Gnome. Wait for a while as it
    installs. Once done you should be able to just 'init 5' to get to
    runlevel five and an OS with a hard outside but a GUI inside.

    Good luck.





    chekulaev wrote:
    > Hello.
    > I have installed suse 10.2 in a text mode. Now i upgrade it up to 11.0.
    > But i want to use the Gnome GUI. How can i do it?
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    Default Re: Migration from text mode to gnome

    Thanks.
    After i have upgraded 10.2 to 10.3 (from DVD) and from 10.3 to 11.0 (from DVD too) i have run gnome via "startx", but with fvwm2 only. I could not install another windows manager.

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    And after i have upgraded 10.3 to 11.0, my mouse has failed and grub's boot menu has set up to boot from floppy as default.

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    Default Re: Migration from text mode to gnome

    Try to do what ab @ novell . com said - use yast ncurses interface to select the GNOME patterns.

    You do not have gnome packages installed and I guess that startx fails to the only available (or the default) wm which is set-up in the system-wide xinitrc.

    Cheers.

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    IBM eServer xSeries 346 Type 8840.

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    Default Re: Migration from text mode to gnome

    You might find it easier to do a New install of OS11
    format root (/)
    keep /home


    Or try from root

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    I cannot make new installation. It is an operating server with a lot of additional software.
    I have reinstalled gnome packages from yast and no results again. Loading stops at the run level 3.

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