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Old 05-05-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
Godwin Austin
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Question 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?
 
Old 05-05-2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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Try kdm at the prompt. It will kick in KDE 3.5

Thats just the begining.....

Good Luck
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Last edited by Ace Blackwell; 05-05-2008 at 04:58 PM. Reason: Not sure about CAPS LOL
 
Old 05-05-2008, 04:58 PM   #3
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After logging in, type startx at the prompt, then press Enter.

Beaten to it. Must type faster. Either way.

Last edited by brianL; 05-05-2008 at 05:00 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:00 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:03 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:11 PM   #6
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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
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:16 PM   #7
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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
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:19 PM   #8
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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
 
Old 05-05-2008, 06:47 PM   #9
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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.

Last edited by davedave1; 05-05-2008 at 06:49 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 05-05-2008, 07:17 PM   #10
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You don't need to be root to run startx - try it (as I said or wrote before).
 
Old 05-05-2008, 11:03 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 01:58 AM   #12
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FWIW, Slackware 12.1 was released last week..
 
Old 05-06-2008, 02:33 AM   #13
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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!!!
 
Old 05-06-2008, 02:43 AM   #14
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Did you actually install the X Windows packages (and the packages for whatever desktop environment/window manager you want to use)?
 
Old 05-06-2008, 02:49 AM   #15
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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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