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Old 01-25-2005, 03:35 AM   #1
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Console use help


Hi, I need help,

I ve been trying to install this for two weeks now...

I have managed to install Mandrake 10.1. In the graphic session appears Ice WM which I (think) did not install and there is no option to load KDE.

As far as I see I cannot configure anything using the IceWM session, but some themes, and I do not know how to do it from console.

Can you please tell me how using the console, I can:

1. Check whether I have downloaded KDE files
2a. In case no: how can I downlad it from the console
2b. In case yes: how can I run it

I have read a couple of articles regarding kdm, but could not find anything (I am all the time using the console and the commands that I know now are veeeery limited)

Well, thanks for your help and looking fwd to finish this and start the real thing!
Jpn
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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phew... You have some question here my lad .. You might want to ask the slax people here, dunno where it keeps it's archives . You can configure kde to run automatically when X starts with this file in your /home:

atom@saturn /home/atom $ cat .xinitrc
exec startkde
atom@saturn /home/atom $

this illustrates it best, although i might say it the other way too:

you must have a file named .xinitrc in your /home directory
in this file there must only be this:
exec startkde

you can then start xserver with startx (just type "startx")
the thing is, it only works if you have KDE installed and only not getting it to run. This is the beginning of the jurney. How to install it if you don't have it? You might want to go elsewere for that, I'm not a slax person.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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All what u need about console: http://www.thelinuxbox420.com/commands.html
 
  


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