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Old 05-24-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I just successfully installed Slackware 9.1 alongside XP pro. Got all done and dont know what to do after that. I get to the LILO Bootloader and choose the linux distro that I isntalled... it goes through and does its thing...

I long on as 'root', then command line... I type 'X', it loads.. but then stops there. nothing else.. I know that gnome and kde are installed, however me and my 3 hour old linux experience does not know what to do. Sorry the most basic of newb questions... but I am lost.

Thanks..

Josh
 
Old 05-24-2004, 07:00 PM   #2
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not just X. X is the X-server, but startx is a front end to it that loads (amongst other things) the window manager specified in either a global xinitrc or a local .xinitrc file.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 07:02 PM   #3
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cant thank you enough for your help, again sorry for a question like this. I am sure that alot of users are rolling their eyes at this one.

Josh
 
Old 05-24-2004, 07:04 PM   #4
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No probs. Everyone has to start somewhere
 
Old 05-24-2004, 07:08 PM   #5
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Make sure to add a new user (not a good idea to run as root!) by typing the command "adduser"
 
  


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