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Old 05-06-2008, 01:50 AM   #16
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Can you post the result of "ls /var/log/packages | grep xorg" just to check? If you see output, that means you've got some xorg packages installed at least. What exactly happens when you run startx? You may want to run xorgconfig to configure X before running startx.

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Old 05-06-2008, 08:21 AM   #17
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During installation, I can't rmemeber what came up as default, but I do remember when I typed setup, a small light blue screen came up. Following the prompts until I get to the point of packages I want to install. I had to "X" the boxes next to the packages.

Make sure you have X Windows (KDE) Checked. Provided it's an option and not default.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 09:24 AM   #18
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slackware will install KDE to /opt/kde so look there. if there is kde installed--which i doubt--type ($ = user prompt, you DON'T need to be root. that's a dangerouse and bad habit to do everything with sudo/root permissions!)
Code:
$ startkde
if your system tells you 'command not found' and you are absolutely sure kde is installed than you have to ajust the PATH variable. the PATH variable tells the system where to look for executables ("commands"). if kde is installed e.g. in /opt/kde you should check
Code:
$ echo $PATH
it will print out a somewhat cryptic line like PATH="/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin" and so on... the ':' seperate the directories in which your system looks for executabels. you must have "/opt/kde/bin" in your PATH. if not do:
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$ export PATH="$PATH:/opt/kde/bin"
if it still tells you "command not found" kde is either somewhere else (very unlikely) or you have it not installed (most likely).

to install kde just insert the cd-rom with kde on it in your drive. mount it an take a look in the slackware/kde folder. then do as root (# is root prompt):
Code:
# installpkg kde/*
and start at the beginning

good luck, vadkutya
 
Old 05-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #19
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Well ...... In installation process I am not getting the
"Select default window maneger for X" Prompt.

I have checked for the MD5 sum while getting the .ISO image.
 
Old 05-08-2008, 12:27 PM   #20
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You said you were installing Slackware 12. Do you have it on 2 CDs? I had to update my LILO last night and it has 2-3 boxes to check for aspects of KDE.

If you are installing a stripped down version it may not come with KDE. I would suggest getting online at Slackware and downloading CD image 1 and 2. As I was told 3,4,5 aren't needed. They have to do with multilanguages as I understand.

If you use both images, KDE will be installed.

Good Luck,
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:35 PM   #21
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You said you were installing Slackware 12. Do you have it on 2 CDs? I had to update my LILO last night and it has 2-3 boxes to check for aspects of KDE.

If you are installing a stripped down version it may not come with KDE. I would suggest getting online at Slackware and downloading CD image 1 and 2. As I was told 3,4,5 aren't needed. They have to do with multilanguages as I understand.

If you use both images, KDE will be installed.

Good Luck,
Ace


Ok ..... You mean to say that i should use both;
"slackware-12.0-install-d1.iso" and " slackware-12.0-install-d2.iso" ?
I was trying to install through only "slackware-12.0-install-d1.iso"

Reply requested for confermation !!
 
Old 05-08-2008, 12:57 PM   #22
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Come on friends!!
Everyone who has installed slackware 12.0 successfully knows this stuff.
You can help me by answering to my simple query.
Please !!!!
 
Old 05-08-2008, 02:03 PM   #23
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yep,

Yeah I had to use both CDs. Atually when I started up "setup" it offered me all the choices of things to install and asked for the 2nd CD by default.

Ace
 
Old 05-08-2008, 03:22 PM   #24
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Is there any reason you're not installing 12.1?
 
Old 05-09-2008, 06:53 AM   #25
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Come on friends!!
Everyone who has installed slackware 12.0 successfully knows this stuff.
You can help me by answering to my simple query.
Please !!!!
hey Godwin Austin,

when you are in the setup program then follow the installation to the menu point SELECT. with <space> you can select or deselect groups of software. there's a selection 'x' (stands for X-window system). select it. do it likewise with 'xap' but this is not necessary. if you want to install kde now you also have to select 'kde'.

if you selected the software groups you will be asked what installation mode you prefer. go 'full' and that's it.

in the CONFIGURATION step afterward you will be asked what default window manager you like to have. if you have X selected and installed you will have twm in any case. if you have installed kde before you should be able to choose kde. if you haven't installed it yet choose xfce.

now you should have a running slackware 12.0 installation with X window system (provided you completet the other steps as well). where exactly is your problem during installation? if you are not asked for a default windowmanager you most likely haven't installed/selected the X window packages...

also, as mentioned before: for slackware 12.0 you'll need both cd's cd1 and cd2. cd2 contains the X window system. if you had only cd1 so far then you have no X.

good luck, vadkutya
 
Old 05-09-2008, 11:52 AM   #26
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Thanks Alot friends!!!
The problem has atlast been solved. Now as i say "startx", KDE starts.
I am just loving it.

Now I got new problem. So would go for a new thread!
 
  


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