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Old 06-18-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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HELP Slackware


Ok I need to know where to get netmods.tgz and pcmcia.tgz
The website says they are here

slakware/n3/netmods.tgz

and here slakware/a11/pcmcia.tgz

Where is that at???? Where are those Directories?

ALSO I can only load KDE and not gnome when I do a startx after I load Lilo.
I did the full install of Slackware 10.1 but it wont give me an option to choose KDE or GNOME..It just loads KDE...
And in KDE my CDROM wont eject. Just give me an error..


Thanks...
 
Old 06-18-2005, 01:45 AM   #2
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if those are rootdisks you are refering to, they are here:

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...0.1/rootdisks/

BTW, if you are having trouble with the (old) book at http://www.slackware.com/book then you should really try the (new) revised version: http://slackbook.lizella.net/

as for your KDE/Gnome issue, just run the command xwmconfig before startx and you'll be able to choose which environment you want to load...

just my ...



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Old 06-18-2005, 01:48 AM   #3
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you can search packages here:
http://www.slackware.com/pb/

or look through the standard dir's on your install disks or at a mirror like this one:
http://lmlinux.com/distros/slackware/slackware-current/

if you are booting into runlevel 3 (no graphical login manager), the easiest way to pick a window manager is to just run xwmconfig in a terminal. or just create a .xinitrc in your home dir.

on the CDROM, you'll have to be more specific.


EDIT: win32sux beat me to it

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Old 06-18-2005, 02:13 AM   #4
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Well they arent in the FTP dirrectory you added. I have no idea where they are at...here is what slackware website said...

netmods
The drivers for network devices that the kernel supports are included in the netmods package (slakware/n3/netmods.tgz). If you haven't installed netmods yet, you'll need to do so now.


PCMCIA network devices should be even easier than others. Make sure you have the pcmcia package (slakware/a11/pcmcia.tgz) installed.

I have no idea if these files would be on the CDROM or somewhere else..

As far as the boot manager goes, if i run that command will it still continue to not load a GUI or will I still have to type in startx?
 
Old 06-18-2005, 02:20 AM   #5
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the documentation on the slackware site is old and a lot of it will be obsolete if you are using 10.1... chances are that whatever you are trying to do was probably done differently back in the day of when that book was made... check-out the link to the revised slackware book i posted above... here it is again:

http://slackbook.lizella.net/

as for the GUI issue, if you want the machine to auto-load the GUI then you need to tell it to boot into runlevel 4... you do that by editing the /etc/inittab file... you wanna change the default runlevel part from this:
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
to this:
Code:
id:4:initdefault:

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Old 06-18-2005, 02:47 AM   #6
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Ok so if i want to change my default GUI later on, can I just run xwmconfig from a terminal?
 
Old 06-18-2005, 02:54 AM   #7
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Re: HELP Slackware

Quote:
Originally posted by mxnskillz
Ok I need to know where to get netmods.tgz and pcmcia.tgz
The website says they are here

slakware/n3/netmods.tgz

and here slakware/a11/pcmcia.tgz

Where is that at???? Where are those Directories?

ALSO I can only load KDE and not gnome when I do a startx after I load Lilo.
I did the full install of Slackware 10.1 but it wont give me an option to choose KDE or GNOME..It just loads KDE...
And in KDE my CDROM wont eject. Just give me an error..


Thanks...
What website was that from?? Those are references to the disksets when they were meant to be put on floppies. I don't think netmods.tgz is a package for 10.1 anymore.

Check out http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-10.1/slackware/

the pcmcia package can be found in the a folder, not sure what the netmods.tgz file contained, but it is not current anymore.


As far as the GUI goes, you will be using xdm which will give you the ability to pick the wm at the signon screen.

Last edited by n0xvb; 06-18-2005 at 02:56 AM.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 02:57 AM   #8
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Ok so if i want to change my default GUI later on, can I just run xwmconfig from a terminal?
Yes.

BTW the CD error is probably due to the fact that when you enter the umount command, there's still another processing accessing it. -- J.W.

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Old 06-18-2005, 02:58 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by mxnskillz
Ok so if i want to change my default GUI later on, can I just run xwmconfig from a terminal?
well, if you are booting into runlevel 4 you will get a GUI session manager from which you will be able to choose (with your mouse) the environment you want to use for that session...

 
Old 06-18-2005, 04:14 PM   #10
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Ok but as far as the cd error goes, there is no process trying to access it and the CD isnt spinning when I try to eject it. It will mount and unmount without a problem but wont eject whether i click eject or push the button....
 
Old 06-18-2005, 04:47 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by mxnskillz
Ok but as far as the cd error goes, there is no process trying to access it and the CD isnt spinning when I try to eject it. It will mount and unmount without a problem but wont eject whether i click eject or push the button....
It would be enough if you cd into the cdrom
directory and the prompt just sits there....
 
Old 06-18-2005, 05:44 PM   #12
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Ok now im having a different problem, I did a full install and when I load gnome it says



"There was an error starting the GNOME settings Daemon.
Some things such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.

The settings Daemin restarted too many times.

Child process did not give an error message, unknown failure occured.

GNOME will still try to restart the settings Daemon next time you log in."


I did the full install of slackware about 3 times and everytime I get this same error when loading gnome..
 
Old 06-18-2005, 11:31 PM   #13
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I said the heck with slackware,....thanks anyway. I im using NLD9 now, trouble free.
 
  


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