How do a run a program via command line

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yeah i'm like the ultra-loser-notsmart guy, so if i wanted to check out Xf86config, how would i open it? like what is the command? i'm running redhat 9.0
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Check out? You mean, look at it?

Try
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view XF86Config

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I am not sure I understand your question.
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i need to install x windows, but everytime i type in startx or xinit it gives me a whole load of error messages like "no screens found"

so to solve this i want to poke around and run the config file and stuff. if i type in view it'll give me the textcode in hexidecimal or something.
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Er, no. 'view' is like vi, only you can't write to the file.

Did you ever set up X? If you did, it should work -- including the 'screen', which equates to the starting resolution, device, etc.
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Judging from the thread subject, I think he's asking how to run the program XF86Config. Which would be just to type 'XF86Config'.

Remember that Linux / *nix commands are case sensitive.
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i tried just typing in 'XF86Config' and it kept giving me error messages. so now i'm reinstalling linux with package "Everything."

[edit] i'm doing it right now. so i dont know if it'll fix it yet. we'll see

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