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Old 03-17-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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How to ask for help here


Hi
I 'm taking this space to pose some doubts.
For hours I've been looking at linuxquestions.org for the opportunity to pose some questions while asking for help. 01- After installed Slack 12.0 No console under ctr+alt+fn ran or openef a console. 02- in order to upgrade the system I have used by Debian some tools like apt-get install or remove, or even aptitude, tasksel etc. Bye Slack I tried to use installpkg when I have the package already downloaded, but to look for packages directly I have not been able. Please where can I find such hints and cues to get what I need to correctly administrate my intranet and Slackware 12.0 as server. Excuse me for so many doubts, any help will be welcome. I thank in advance. Allein Stark
 
Old 03-17-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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Hi
I 'm taking this space to pose some doubts.
Doubts or questions?

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For hours I've been looking at linuxquestions.org for the opportunity to pose some questions while asking for help. 01- After installed Slack 12.0 No console under ctr+alt+fn ran or openef a console.
From which runlevel?

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02- in order to upgrade the system I have used by Debian some tools like apt-get install or remove, or even aptitude, tasksel etc. Bye Slack I tried to use installpkg when I have the package already downloaded, but to look for packages directly I have not been able.
I don't understand the question; can you re-phrase this?
What are you trying to achieve?
Slackware's package-tools do NOT support on-line updates.
There's a few 3rd party tools that will, though.

To upgrade from an all ready downloaded package use
upgradepkg

To view what's installed do ls /var/log/packages



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-17-2008, 08:31 PM   #3
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On-line updates are possible with Slackware via slackpkg, which is IMO an excellent tool. It's available under /extra, iirc.

I don't really understand your first question.

Also, just a note. Unless there is a major security flaw, you shouldn't be upgrading your software (typically). It just introduces a potentially unstable environment.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 02:03 PM   #4
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May I give you some advice on asking questions? Asking the question in the right way is the best way to get it seen by someone who can help.

Questions about Slackware are best raised in the Slackware forum. Ask each one separately, with a clear title, like

Virtual terminals not available
for your CTRL-ALT-FN problem

How to get new packages
I think that is what you want?
 
Old 03-22-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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Virtual Terminals

I am really trying to find solution for the following:

Virtual terminals not available
when I try CTRL-ALT-FN.

I thank very much for any help.
Allein.

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May I give you some advice on asking questions? Asking the question in the right way is the best way to get it seen by someone who can help.

Questions about Slackware are best raised in the Slackware forum. Ask each one separately, with a clear title, like

Virtual terminals not available
for your CTRL-ALT-FN problem

How to get new packages
I think that is what you want?
 
Old 03-22-2008, 08:07 PM   #6
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And to re-iterate the 2nd question from my post above:

from which runlevel?


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-23-2008, 12:10 AM   #7
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Hi,
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I am really trying to find solution for the following:

Virtual terminals not available
when I try CTRL-ALT-FN.

I thank very much for any help.
Allein.
You should look at the next two links in my sig so you can present your problem in a manner that we can understand.
 
  


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