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Forget about yum on Slackware, but kurtdriver is of course right. Vim is a moloch, it's a great but also difficult program for beginners. If you want to learn it try "vimtutor" which will guide you through your first steps with vim.
Another choice is Emacs, even simpler is pico (pine has to be installed to use it).
vi isnt too hard if you have a printout of the man page handy, or dont mind switching virtual terminals a lot. And about two gui;s, how the heck would that work? two monitors? Only one X server can be running, and I think multiple displays using one monitor would be weird at best.
Type 'nano' for a nice, easy, intuitive text editor. Type 'nano <path to file>' to edit the file you want to edit. ctrl + x to quit, and then press s to confirm save. Like money, fame, and other good things in life, vi is incredibly powerful but hellishly difficult to manage.
Originally posted by isthisworking And about two gui;s, how the heck would that work? two monitors? Only one X server can be running.
type your normal "startx" from your tty1 like you would to start KDE.
let it load.
switch to tty2, in my case I press Alt+Ctrl+F2
and type "startx -- :1"
it's essentially the same Gui running twice.....nice thing is you can log into the first one as regular and the second one as root.