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Godwin Austin 05-05-2008 04:55 PM

I am not getting GUI
 
Hello Freinds. Just 15 min. ago I installed slackware 12.0 on my box and just 10 min ago i new about this forum. So please forgive me if I sound silly.

I just installed slack and suddenly found that there is no GUI.
I am getting only command line interface. Is that the thing or i am mistaken somewhere?

Ace Blackwell 05-05-2008 04:57 PM

Fellow Slacker
 
Try kdm at the prompt. It will kick in KDE 3.5

Thats just the begining.....

Good Luck
Ace

brianL 05-05-2008 04:58 PM

After logging in, type startx at the prompt, then press Enter.

:) Beaten to it. Must type faster. Either way.

Godwin Austin 05-05-2008 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace Blackwell (Post 3143811)
Try kdm at the prompt. It will kick in KDE 3.5

Thats just the begining.....

Good Luck
Ace

Meanse what exactly to do??
Buddy i am a blank board as far as slackware is concerned.

Ace Blackwell 05-05-2008 05:03 PM

At the prompt
 
When you login. you will be at a prompt, like the old DOS command prompt. at that point, just type

kdm

and hit enter. The GUI called KDE3.5 will come up. At that point you will have mouse control, start button, that type thing.

Godwin Austin 05-05-2008 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace Blackwell (Post 3143820)
When you login. you will be at a prompt, like the old DOS command prompt. at that point, just type

kdm

and hit enter. The GUI called KDE3.5 will come up. At that point you will have mouse control, start button, that type thing.

Ohhhh!!
How silly of me! I was typing "kde"!
Will do that.
I dint know that this forum is so fast.
Thanks alot

Ace Blackwell 05-05-2008 05:16 PM

Forum
 
Yeah this forum helped me considerably. My sound, wifi, and video somewhat, didn't work when I first started and the gang here helped me get them running.

Oh and don't feel silly over the KDE thing. I did the same thing. I still can't understand why the letters kdm instead of kde for kde 3.5. But what do I know about anything LOL.

Good Luck
Ace

Godwin Austin 05-05-2008 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace Blackwell (Post 3143838)
Yeah this forum helped me considerably. My sound, wifi, and video somewhat, didn't work when I first started and the gang here helped me get them running.

Oh and don't feel silly over the KDE thing. I did the same thing. I still can't understand why the letters kdm instead of kde for kde 3.5. But what do I know about anything LOL.

Good Luck
Ace

Hay.... I dont know why.. But the kdm thing is not working.
It says command not found.
Back to pavellian

davedave1 05-05-2008 06:47 PM

No worries. I'm not so familiar with slackware so I'll give you the generic approach.

to be able to run these commands you have to either use sudo or log on as root. You probably haven't logged on as root (not encouraged in most distros) so you would use sudo - how? like so:

sudo kdm - the last error you got can be because you didn't have enough access privileges
sudo gdm
sudo startx - this doesn't really help much but if it works you can bet a GUI is installed and your graphics card is configured.

If none of these get a result use rpm or yast or apt-get to install kdm or gdm. Or better yet try installing something that depends on them to get your package manager to do it for you such as abiword.

brianL 05-05-2008 07:17 PM

You don't need to be root to run startx - try it (as I said or wrote before).

AceofSpades19 05-05-2008 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davedave1 (Post 3143901)
No worries. I'm not so familiar with slackware so I'll give you the generic approach.

to be able to run these commands you have to either use sudo or log on as root. You probably haven't logged on as root (not encouraged in most distros) so you would use sudo - how? like so:

sudo kdm - the last error you got can be because you didn't have enough access privileges
sudo gdm
sudo startx - this doesn't really help much but if it works you can bet a GUI is installed and your graphics card is configured.

If none of these get a result use rpm or yast or apt-get to install kdm or gdm. Or better yet try installing something that depends on them to get your package manager to do it for you such as abiword.

Slackware is not Ubuntu, you don't use sudo unless you set it up and you don't use apt, or yast to install stuff.

Nylex 05-06-2008 01:58 AM

FWIW, Slackware 12.1 was released last week..

Godwin Austin 05-06-2008 02:33 AM

Guys ....................
My GUI problem us not yet solved.
I did everything you told to do.
Am i miastaken somewhere at the installation?
Just get me out of this!!!

Nylex 05-06-2008 02:43 AM

Did you actually install the X Windows packages (and the packages for whatever desktop environment/window manager you want to use)?

Godwin Austin 05-06-2008 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nylex (Post 3144213)
Did you actually install the X Windows packages (and the packages for whatever desktop environment/window manager you want to use)?

I did it 3 times last night.
No problem if you can just guide me though i will do it all again!!


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