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Old 06-10-2008, 03:21 AM   #1
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Question [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?

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Old 06-10-2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 03:47 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 06:18 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 06:22 AM   #5
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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
 
Old 06-10-2008, 06:35 AM   #6
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Thank you very much!!!!

KDE is up and running.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 06:38 AM   #7
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Glad it worked
 
Old 10-01-2008, 05:24 AM   #8
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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!

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Old 10-02-2008, 01:57 PM   #9
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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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