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Old 10-12-2009, 07:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy 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.
 
Old 10-12-2009, 08:05 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 10-12-2009, 08:34 AM   #3
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Add a normal user:
adduser name
Log out as root, log in as name. Then run startx.
 
Old 10-12-2009, 09:45 AM   #4
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Hi,

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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;

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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.

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Old 10-12-2009, 12:57 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 10-12-2009, 03:28 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 02:43 AM   #7
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thx everyone!
 
Old 10-13-2009, 08:50 AM   #8
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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.

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