[R] X11/ graphics problem

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at medanalytics.com
Wed Nov 19 17:09:02 CET 2003

On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 09:29, Rafael A. Irizarry wrote:
> fyi, the default RH9 installation from Dell (and probably other vendors)
> does not include the developmental tools. Furthermore, the default in the
> RH 9.0 installation CD is not to include the developmental tools.
> so, i think you are right in saying that this will become a FAQ.


I'm not sure what Dell is providing these days as it seems to be all
over the place with respect to Linux. I have a Dell laptop myself
(i8200), running a self-configured dual-boot of WinXP Pro and Fedora
Core 1 (essentially what was to be RH 10). I am only using WinXP at this
point to run an accounting application that I require. Otherwise, I am
under Linux 99% of the time.

The defacto RH9 (and RH 8.0) installation process via Anaconda has some
preconfigured options (ie. Workstation, etc.) that have predefined sets
of components that get installed based upon certain generic assumptions
for different user types.

In the case of the development options for a more advanced user, one
generally needs to run the Custom installation option, which affords you
the opportunity to select from a wide list of packages. 

There is also the "Install Everything" checkbox option, which is what I
typically run as the custom option menu does not actually install
everything, even if all the individual submenu checkboxes are checked.

As long as you have the CDs or DVD (the DVD was included in the retail
boxed sets), you can go back and install the missing development
components as required.

A decent version specific book on RH Linux would be helpful to
understand the differences in the installation procedures and options.


Marc Schwartz

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