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Old 08-09-2004, 07:34 PM   #106
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And to load KDE do I just type kde in the terminal?
no, to run kde first you select "kde" with the "xwmconfig" program (as a regular user)... then when you do "startx" (as a regular user) kde will be used...


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Old 08-09-2004, 07:40 PM   #107
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Why would I do a command: xwmconfig when the Select Default Manager Window during install comes on?

So your saying that everytime I load Linux I have to type startx to load KDE?

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Old 08-09-2004, 07:55 PM   #108
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Why would I do a command: xwmconfig when the Select Default Manager Window during install comes on?

So your saying that everytime I load Linux I have to type startx to load KDE?
by default slackware boots into runlevel 3 (text-mode)... this is why you use xwmconfig... but you can edit the file /etc/inittab so that slackware boots into runlevel 4 (GUI)... then you would get a regular graphical login screen, with a drop-down menu to slect the window manager etc...

in your /etc/inittab file, there's a part that looks like this:

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# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
# 0 = halt
# 1 = single user mode
# 2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
# 4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
# 5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 6 = reboot

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
you wanna change the 3 to a 4, so it looks like this:

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# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
# 0 = halt
# 1 = single user mode
# 2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
# 4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
# 5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 6 = reboot

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
then when you reboot it won't go into text mode anymore, it'll start in GUI mode...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 08:01 PM   #109
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Ok thanks thats what I wanted to know.

I want it exactly like Mandrake was. Thanks
 
Old 08-09-2004, 08:03 PM   #110
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Ok thanks thats what I wanted to know.

I want it exactly like Mandrake was. Thanks

But where does the "xwmconfig" and the startX come in? This is the part Is confusing.

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Old 08-09-2004, 08:05 PM   #111
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But where does the "xwmconfig" and the startX come in. This is the part Is confusing.
xwmconfig selects the window manager you want to use...

startx starts the GUI and the window manager you selected in the above step...

it's not rocket science...

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Old 08-09-2004, 08:07 PM   #112
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And where do I have to type these commands? In Xterm?

And before I do all this, do I have to create a user account?

Ok I'll go into Mandrake and do post the Video Configs for you. But how will I do that using a floppy?

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Old 08-09-2004, 08:17 PM   #113
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And where do I have to type these commands? In Xterm?
that wouldn't make sense as to use xterm you'd already be inside X (the GUI)...
you type these commands at the command line BEFORE you start the GUI...

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And before I do all this, do I have to create a user account?
yes, don't EVER start the GUI as root...

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Ok I'll go into Mandrake and do post the Video Configs for you. But how will I do that using a floppy?
open the file in a text editor, then save it to the floppy... here's the steps:

go into gedit (as regular user)...

open /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

mount the floppy (from xterm do a mount /mnt/floppy)

in gedit, save a copy of the file as /mnt/floppy/whatever.txt

unmount the floppy (from xterm do a umount /mnt/floppy)

remove the floppy... now you have a text file in the floppy with the config.... you can open it from windows...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 08:28 PM   #114
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I SWEAR TO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DID THIS ON MY OWN, YOU BEAT ME TO IT BEFORE I COULD POST THIS

HERE IT IS:

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "Dell P1110"
HorizSync 30-121
VertRefresh 48-160

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nv"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
 
Old 08-09-2004, 08:32 PM   #115
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http://www.slackware.com/book/index....rce=c1364.html

On the link above, what would be the proper settings for my Monitor? Like size, Frequency (Hz), and stuff like that???? What should I select?

So the Monitor selection area what do I have to select?

I know i wont use Fdisk, but is Fdisk built-in in Slackware??? Or is it a separate application to download?

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Old 08-09-2004, 09:19 PM   #116
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http://www.slackware.com/book/index....rce=c1364.html

On the link above, what would be the proper settings for my Monitor? Like size, Frequency (Hz), and stuff like that???? What should I select?
don't run any of those X configuration tools until you've tried to load X as a regular user... the reason is that slackware's installer will most likely have set your video properly on it's own... you probably won't need to run any X configuration tools... if you need to adjust anything, you can do it directly in the X configuration file, by editing it with a text editor...

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I know i wont use Fdisk, but is Fdisk built-in in Slackware??? Or is it a separate application to download?
yeah, it comes with all the distros...

 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:01 PM   #117
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Do I have to uninstall the Boot Loader for Mandrake? Or leave that too?
 
Old 08-09-2004, 10:03 PM   #118
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Do I have to uninstall the Boot Loader for Mandrake? Or leave that too?
the slackware installer will remove it for you, and it will install it's own...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:08 PM   #119
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Im still confused

1. When it comes to the boot-loader part, do i select:
*format-format floppy disk in /dev/fd0
*simple- make simple vmlinuz > /dev/fd0 bootdisk
*lilo - make lilo boot disk
*contiunue -leave bootdisk menu and continue with the configuration

I want it like in Mandrake were when I bootup, it I have a selection of either Windows or Linux. What selection would that be?

Second, On the Modem Configs the selection has it from COM1 to COM4 and then no-modem. But wheres COM5?? Look here in this sample:

http://www.slackware.com/book/index....urce=x209.html

Just scroll down and where it says Modem.

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Old 08-09-2004, 11:18 PM   #120
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Ok this is beginning to suck. Im confused and Im irritated. Windows is a billion times better.
to base your opinion about linux on your initial experiences while you are still learning the basics doesn't make any sense...
 
  


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