well, trying to configure my video card i managed to crash X (if anyone feels like they wanna help, check out the thread in Slackware about Radeon cards), but to get to the point, i'm browsing now using lynx!
it's actually pretty cool - i had to install from the cd because i thought 'nah, i'll never need it' when i installed slack orginally.
seriously though, i think the people who made this possible are amazing. thanks wherever you are!!