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AwSoMe 10-12-2009 07:57 AM

Cant access kde on slackware 13 :(
 
I have installed slackware 13 and when i start up my computer i get a command line, I log in as root but cant get to the desktop from there. I have tried startx.

~sHyLoCk~ 10-12-2009 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwSoMe (Post 3716381)
I have installed slackware 13 and when i start up my computer i get a command line, I log in as root but cant get to the desktop from there. I have tried startx.

Use startx or kdm

brianL 10-12-2009 08:34 AM

Add a normal user:
adduser name
Log out as root, log in as name. Then run startx.

onebuck 10-12-2009 09:45 AM

Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by AwSoMe (Post 3716381)
I have installed slackware 13 and when i start up my computer i get a command line, I log in as root but cant get to the desktop from there. I have tried startx.

If you cannot 'startx' as root then I suspect you haven't done a full install.

Yes, you should create a new user with the 'adduser' but if you haven't installed 'X' then you will never get to the desktop. When you do 'adduser' be sure to add the user to the groups;

Quote:

users floppy audio video cdrom plugdev power netdev
Which install method was selected during setup? Most new users should do a 'full' install at first.

THCsphere 10-12-2009 12:57 PM

I actually had the same issue a few days ago when I reinstalled. make sure to check your xorg.conf. I wasn't able to startx at all. Found out my display was a bit off. If onebuck isn't correct, post your xorg.conf

onebuck 10-12-2009 03:28 PM

Hi,

If your lucky to have fairly new hardware then a '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' won't be needed unless you have to tweak something.

AwSoMe 10-13-2009 02:43 AM

thx everyone!

Ahmed 10-13-2009 08:50 AM

Straight after a Slackware installation, you always boot up into a command line.

What you could try with your user, or with root: Execute

Code:

# xwmconfig
and then choose a window manager/desktop environment of your choice. If KDE doesn't work for you, try XFCE or any other. Then startx

If that works, you can edit the file /etc/inittab, so that the line that previously read:

Code:

id:3:initdefault:
now reads:

Code:

id:4:initdefault:
That way, the system will always boot up into the graphical environment that you have chosen.

-A


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