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Old 01-06-2008, 06:09 AM   #1
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linux slackware


got linux slackware too boot on my laptop.loads and gets too the login.do login and password and then it says root@username ~#.what command is it asking me too do?????
 
Old 01-06-2008, 06:18 AM   #2
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It's not asking you to do anything specific. You're logged in and can do whatever you want. I suggest the first thing you do is create a new user with "adduser" (no quotes), so you have a regular user account you can use for day-to-day use. Using the root account all the time is a bad idea for various reasons.

Edit: also, your thread title doesn't really say anything about your question. Please try to use more descriptive titles in future.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 06:19 AM   #3
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You are basically ready to start using the system. Use the adduser (or useradd) command to create a regular non-root user. You should also read http://www.slackbasics.org/ to help get you started.

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Old 01-06-2008, 07:39 AM   #4
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hey dude, do like this:
create a common user, do login (example merseyman), so type "startx" and have fun, of course, read the documentation
 
Old 01-06-2008, 07:44 AM   #5
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When Slackware is installed the default run level is 3 which is multiuser with out any GUI interface (kind or like the dos days). After you setup a user account log out of root just type logout log back in as the new user, then to get a graphical interface type startx
 
Old 01-06-2008, 03:54 PM   #6
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got linux slackware too boot on my laptop.loads and gets too the login.do login and password and then it says root@username ~#.what command is it asking me too do?????
If you have not installed it yet you should type "setup" so start the installation-program.. and if your have installed it you should type "adduser" and then follow the instructions.. and then logout.. log in with your new user account and the type "startx"... =)
 
Old 01-06-2008, 06:57 PM   #7
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got linux slackware too boot on my laptop.loads and gets too the login.do login and password and then it says root@username ~#.what command is it asking me too do?????
sence you asked this question you need gui. type startx
 
Old 01-06-2008, 09:17 PM   #8
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sence you asked this question you need gui. type startx
Please don't start people on bad habits by encouraging
them to work in the GUI as root. The folks who suggested
adding an ordinary user above were perfectly right.



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Old 01-07-2008, 04:28 PM   #9
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right ive created account.logged back in and done startx.all i get is bad command line.whats going wrong???
 
Old 01-07-2008, 04:38 PM   #10
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Post exact error messages please. I've never seen "bad command line". Do you mean "command not found"? It would appear that you haven't installed X, so you'll need to install the packages for X, which can be found in the "x" directory under "slackware" (I think) on CD 2.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 04:55 PM   #11
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i only downloades 1 cd.thats all the download was
 
Old 01-07-2008, 04:58 PM   #12
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CD1 has been just the core (Command-line) installation packages (with a few others, I realize) for some time, in the Slackware distribution chain. You might want to get the second disk, which includes many more choices for Xwindows (your GUI) than the first disk alone. I am sure however someone will suggest how to set up your own WindowManager (like Fluxbox, Blackbox, IceWM, et cetera), that may be included on the first disk.
 
  


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