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Old 08-09-2004, 06:24 PM   #91
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Ok I printed the install manual already, but only the partitioning part. The rest i got it bookmarked.

Do I really need to install the RPM files from the floppy that I used on Mandrake or no need to?

Why do I need reiserfs?? I used Ext3 before for my Mandrake

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Old 08-09-2004, 06:30 PM   #92
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Ok I printed the install manual already, but only the partitioning part. The rest i got it bookmarked.
so you printed the part that you don't need... LOL...

dude, once again, you don't need to re-partition the drive... stay away from "fdisk", you'll hurt yourself...

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Do I really need to install the RPM files from the floppy that I used on Mandrake or no need to?
no, forget about the rpm, that was only for distros that didn't have built-in support...

besides, slackware doesn't even use RPMs...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:32 PM   #93
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Why do I need reiserfs?? I used Ext3 before for my Mandrake
because reiserfs is much better than ext3...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:32 PM   #94
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Ok I got it. Yes, and I won't use Fdisk. I promise


i am praying that this Modem will work. What do you think? Please give me a convincing answer, please.

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Old 08-09-2004, 06:37 PM   #95
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i am praying that this Modem will work. What do you think?
i don't THINK... i KNOW that this modem works with linux because of what i've read on the web, and here at LQ...

of course this is no guarantee that it will work for you, but it's a comforting factor to know that lots of people have used the same modem without problems...

 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:40 PM   #96
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How could I find out my ISP's name server or IP address?? Whats the command to bring up the Network Configs?

It says something about going into the Netcongif. But it does not say where in Slackware. Is this a command?

Im printing all of the docs right now as we speak!

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Old 08-09-2004, 06:57 PM   #97
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How could I find out my ISP's name server or IP address?? Whats the command to bring up the Network Configs?
you can configure your modem connection using pppsetup (as root)...
you can see what nameserver your ISP uses from windows... just go to start, run... then type "command.com" in the run box and hit enter... that will open a dos box... type "ipconfig /all" and you'll see the dns servers...

click here to learn about pppsetup:

http://www.slackware.com/book/index....rce=x1100.html
 
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How could I find out my ISP's name server or IP address?? Whats the command to bring up the Network Configs?

It says something about going into the Netcongif. But it does not say where in Slackware. Is this a command?

Im printing all of the docs right now as we speak!
netconfig is for network cards... pppsetup is for modems... you need to use pppsetup...

yes, it's a command... everything will be a command... there's no GUI configuration tools...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 07:00 PM   #99
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YEP, thats the one Im printing out right now. But is there like a Terminal that I could go into in order to type that command as root???
 
Old 08-09-2004, 07:03 PM   #100
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If Slackware has Xterm or any other terminal I type the command: ppppsetup??

Thats the last question for right now. Wish me luck...

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Old 08-09-2004, 07:10 PM   #101
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yeah, it has xterm, rxvt, etc... you can use those when you are in kde or gnome or whatever window manager you use... but by default slackware boots into text mode, so you don't need any terminal, as you'll have direct access to the console...

to choose what window manager you want, use (as a regular user) xwmconfig...

then you can start the GUI by doing a startx (also as the regular user)...

the first thing you wanna do after the install is create a normal user account... to do that use adduser followed by the name of the user you want to create... for example:

adduser unixfreak

don't ever start a GUI as root... EVER...

also, a tip: save your current X configuration (in mandrake) to a text file on a floppy and post it here... we can use that in case slackware doesn't properly auto-configure your video setup, although it should...

the file is /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 on mandrake, i think...

good luck...


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Old 08-09-2004, 07:17 PM   #102
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The commands that you wrote in Bold, are those actually commands that I have to type in a Terminal or its under a Text Editor?

I dont understand. And when do I need to add a user after I configure everything or I dont know...

Im not following. Do I need to create a User Account right after the installation? or when? Now, Im confused.

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Old 08-09-2004, 07:22 PM   #103
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The commands that you wrote in Bold, are those actually commands that I have to type in a Terminal or its under a Text Editor?

I dont understand. And when do I need to add a user after I configure everything or I dont know...
they are commands... you don't type commands into a text editor... you edit text with a text editor... you type the commands in a terminal...

add the regular user when you wanna start USING everything... only use the root account to CONFIGURE the stuff... once you have everything setup, create a regular user and then load kde or whatever with that user...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 07:25 PM   #104
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So BEFORE I create a user account, I do all the Internet settings and stuff? and then create the user account?

Can you please explain the steps on this because now Im confused. Like from 1 to 10 or something.

So you want me to start xwmconfig and then creat a user account or before I start creating a user account?

And to load KDE do I just type kde in the terminal?

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Old 08-09-2004, 07:33 PM   #105
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you run xwmconfig as a regular user once the account is created...

do you understand what xwmconfig is?? it's a program that you use to select which window manager you want to be run when you subsequently do startx...


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