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Dell PC slackware 12.0 installation and networking

Posted 03-29-2009 at 04:14 AM by shannonbay
Updated 03-29-2009 at 04:19 AM by shannonbay

Just bought a second hand Dell for my studies. My PC did come with a Win XP installation but since I didn't have internet access I couldn't figure out how to partition my hard drive for the slack install without overwriting XP (which was fine).

Installing slackware was easy - I just let it install everything (4.5+ GB) which was fine since I have 40GB to fill up, and I'm not that much of a prolific coder.

Learned that it's a dual core processor (two tux's). I actually...
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Apache setup

Posted 05-31-2008 at 06:12 AM by shannonbay

In /etc/apache/httpd.conf, edit the ServerName to
Code:
ServerName 127.0.0.1
Then in console type
Code:
hostname foobar
Then add
Code:
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx   foobar
to /etc/hosts where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is your ip

Now use
Code:
apachectl start
to start the daemon

Now I can practice with LAMP
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SU in slackware

Posted 05-25-2008 at 10:06 PM by shannonbay

Couldn't su from my user to root. Tried making a suauth file, no effect. The solution was adding my user to group wheel.
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Booting into xdm, kdm or gdm with Slackware

Posted 05-25-2008 at 12:04 AM by shannonbay

Edit /etc/inittab to boot into runlevel 4

runlevel 4 kills all the gettys except 6 for cli and 3 or 7 for X.

Then edit /etc/rd.d/rc.4 to choose your desktop manager.

Recommend the slackbook for more info.
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Telstra Clear BroadBand in Slackware

Posted 05-25-2008 at 12:00 AM by shannonbay

Enter details into netconfig command. Also edit addresses in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1

This does not set up routing however. Use
Code:
route add default gw <gateway>
Now everything should work until you reboot.

To make the gateway permanent, you will need to add that line to rc.d - since rc.inet1 contained code that is supposed to make this happen anyway, I edited the top of the file to remove the case statements on the variable assignments.
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