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powerpleb 06-10-2008 04:21 AM

[Solved] Installing X Windows in Slackware from the Internet
 
Hello Everyone,

I just installed Slackware on my Desktop and I booted it up to discover that X Windows hasn't been installed. During the installation process I was asked if I wanted to install it, and I chose to (along with KDE) but later it asked me to insert another cd, which I don't have. So I think it just skipped it.
I've booted it up and now I am looking at a console. Coming from Ubuntu and Debian I was expecting some kind of package management tool like apt where I could just go ahead and install whatever I wanted. But the programs I have seem to only want to install from a CD. I looked on the CD for Xorg and KDE packages but from what I can see they aren't there. Is there an internet based package management tool like apt? Otherwise, how can I install X?

powerpleb 06-10-2008 04:36 AM

OK I think I'm getting somewhere, I've downloaded xorg slackbuild from here and the source and i'm about to run the script.

pwc101 06-10-2008 04:47 AM

Just download the necessary precompiled packages using wget from your local friendly Slackware mirror:

ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ft....1/slackware/x

Then install using installpkg.

powerpleb 06-10-2008 07:18 AM

Ok I followed the instructions and it seemed to work but now when I run "startx" I get:
Code:

Fatal server error: could not open default font 'fixed'
I had a look on Google to see if there was an answer and everywhere I found it was a full disk. But my disk is only 7% used.

pwc101 06-10-2008 07:22 AM

Googling "slackware default font fixed" gave me this thread which seems to be for the same error:

http://ecartis.ausics.net/hypermail/...7/04/1932.html

powerpleb 06-10-2008 07:35 AM

Thank you very much!!!!:D

KDE is up and running.

pwc101 06-10-2008 07:38 AM

Glad it worked :)

phidelity 10-01-2008 06:24 AM

pwc101 I've been searching for a solution to this for hours. Amongst all the threads I read yours was the most helpful. I just registered here to thank you!

pwc101 10-02-2008 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phidelity (Post 3296845)
pwc101 I've been searching for a solution to this for hours. Amongst all the threads I read yours was the most helpful. I just registered here to thank you!

Glad it was useful :)


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