Unable to open Graphical Interface "/dev/fb0: No such device"

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  • After installing RHEL 6, text interface is presented upon logging in.
  • Attempting to run startx or init 5 fails with the following message, though ls /dev show fb0 as being present.
/dev/fb0 :No such device
  • Trying to use startx in init 3 reveals that startx is not installed.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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