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I have installed slack on machine and it boots up ,I can switch between 6 different console but no GUI it is just blank.My machine has nvidia quadro fx1800m graphic card.
No idea what's happening can anyone explain how can i get gui
Scan through the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. Look for lines beginning with "(EE)".
Changing the device to "vesa" might allow the Xorg server to start. From there it may be easier to continue, such as installing nvidia's driver, and changing the driver entry again.
NVidia installs an nvidia-xconfig program. You may have better luck with it.
The default run level of Slackware does not have a gui. The slackware forum has a member named 2handband, who has written an excellent introductory tutorial for slackware. Here is a link to the page that discusses the initial run level and getting to a GUI.
The newer versions of Slack 13.1 --> don't use xorg. There is NO pre-existing /etc/X11/xorg.conf file present on a new installation.
Slackware requires a bit more Linux knowledge than other distributions, so if you're new to Linux, Slack wouldn't be a good choice for you. However, it is an excellent distribution and the Linux to learn, if you want to really learn Linux. You're going to have a steep learning curve, though. You'll have to do your homework to install and properly run Slackware.
Speaking of Xorg, the version of Xorg shipped with Slackware 13.1 will not
(in most cases) require an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file at all. Configuration of
input devices and such is handled by HAL, and the X server autoconfigures
everything else. You can still create an xorg.conf file if you wish, or you
can create a minimal xorg.conf with only the specific contents that you wish
to override (as an example, to use a binary-only video driver).
Due to removed drivers and other such changes, it's quite possible that your
old xorg.conf will not work correctly with this version of Xorg.