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Old 04-10-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
beastlyjunk
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i just installed slackware....


i just installed slackware on my pc. the installion went fine (i think)..

when im trying to turn the computer on, i am asked to type the "host login". as i can remeber i didnt write any username, or password. but as it seems, i have to type this in to login.

i tried with "root", then this comes up "root@host:^#" if this is right, what should i type here to get further...


i am totally new to linux, so i would appreciate any help!

thank you,

b
 
Old 04-10-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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Create a new user with the adduser command

Code:
adduser newusername
Then log out from root and log back in as your new user.

Theres much you can/should/might/want to do, but for starters just type

Code:
xwmconfig
and select your x system. To start it type:

Code:
startx

Last edited by slack-fu; 04-10-2011 at 11:02 PM. Reason: used quote tags instead of code tags lol
 
Old 04-10-2011, 11:14 PM   #3
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it worked great. thank you cant wait to start getting to use it!
 
Old 04-10-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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Theres lot of things you can do, and I am sure you will have more questions.
This forum is so full of knowledge (not me), and very very helpful, so you are in great hands. (Not mine )

For starters have a look at the slackbook

I am sure more people will come here to help point you to some good guides and tutorials shortly.
I would do that but I dont have time as I have to go to work now.
 
Old 04-11-2011, 02:04 AM   #5
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Hello beastyjunk, welcome to LQ,

I'm happy to read that you've installed Slackware, for further reading look at Pat's mail which you can read when you're logged in as root with the command (for example)
Code:
pine
on the commandline.

Note that the Slackware-part of LQ http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/ is the official Forum for Slackware. Here you will find any help you need. They are very helpful.

Markus
 
Old 04-11-2011, 02:33 AM   #6
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This 1 helped me get up and running although a couple of links are missing.
http://www.genek.net/LinuxAdventures...allation1.html
 
Old 04-11-2011, 04:04 PM   #7
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This Sticky in the slackware part of LQ contains truckloads of useful information and links.
 
  


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