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Old 04-19-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
Dinerty
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Few n00ber questions about Slackware


Heya all i just signed up to this forum as i recently installed Slackware 9.1, my first linux disto . I got a few questions which i need help with please

Q1. I log in as root on startup and load up my kde, how do i sign out of root once i have done all my tasks. Is there any syntax i can use through my konsole?. Or do i have to create a normal user account, and if so what is the syntax for this please?

Q2. Am i able to download my speedtouch usb linux drivers on another machine (E.g windows) burn them to disk and install them on linux that way?

Q3. Are there any web sites which show linux commands?

Thanks for your help
 
Old 04-19-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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You should definitly create a user account to log onto your machine with..it should be the only account you log on with. There should be an option on your Main Menu to add users.

I see no problem with you downloading and burning and then loading on another computer, as long as the files arent modified in anyway it should work fine.

Go to Google and search for 'linux commands' or 'linux help' ... google will be your best friend
 
Old 04-19-2004, 11:07 AM   #3
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Q3. Are there any web sites which show linux commands?
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/

good luck.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 07:35 PM   #4
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Do you have a separate Windows partition on the same machine as Slack? If so it might be a good idea to be able to mount your windows partition so you can see it from Slack. That way you can download the drivers you need to get on line in windows and then drag and drop them onto your slack partition. If you make a folder /mnt/windows , add this line to /etc/fstab
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ,ro,umask=0 0 0
at least, thats if it's Windows XP (hence the ntfs) and it's on the first partition (hence the hda1). For the speedtouch I would recommend the speedtouchconf tarball http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/ it's also possible to use the speedbundle http://www.linux-usb.org/SpeedTouch/index.html but I find it more annoying.
To add users the command is useradd Dinerty or whatever user name you want. Every user should be part of a group so it might be best to create the group users first.
groupadd user
Then you can add the user and define their group at the same time.
useradd Dinerty -g user
Then you'll need to set a password so you can log in. If you don't want a password just press enter and it may complain but it should work
passwd Dinerty
 
Old 04-20-2004, 09:27 AM   #5
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Do you have a separate Windows partition on the same machine as Slack? If so it might be a good idea to be able to mount your windows partition so you can see it from Slack. That way you can download the drivers you need to get on line in windows and then drag and drop them onto your slack partition. If you make a folder /mnt/windows , add this line to /etc/fstab
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ,ro,umask=0 0 0
at least, thats if it's Windows XP (hence the ntfs) and it's on the first partition (hence the hda1). For the speedtouch I would recommend the speedtouchconf tarball http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/ it's also possible to use the speedbundle http://www.linux-usb.org/SpeedTouch/index.html but I find it more annoying.
To add users the command is useradd Dinerty or whatever user name you want. Every user should be part of a group so it might be best to create the group users first.
groupadd user
Then you can add the user and define their group at the same time.
useradd Dinerty -g user
Then you'll need to set a password so you can log in. If you don't want a password just press enter and it may complain but it should work
passwd Dinerty
Thanks andrew, linux is on one of my other systems, but i will take note incase i decided to do this at some point. Them commands you gave me i am going to write down on a piece of paper so i can remeber them.

Much apperciated
 
  


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