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Old 06-14-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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pls help the n00b ;)


hello , for first time i use linux slackware , i have install it on my notebook ( toshiba nb 200 13J) and i have problem with login. when i boot up linux after the all proses says darkstar login: i pres root and password ,and after this in the black screen apears root@darkstart: , i pres startx and he say me unknown command . what i have to do to login in slackware ???
pls help me!!!
(and sory for my poor inglish )
 
Old 06-14-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
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You need to create a "normal" user, enter this at the prompt:
Code:
adduser then whatever name you want
Accept (press Enter) for all questions.
Then log out (exit), as root, and log in with the user name you chose. Then try startx again.
 
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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to login as root its inposible ???
 
Old 06-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #4
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You are logged in as root when the prompt says root@darkstar.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 12:07 PM   #5
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i have try to add new user but when i login and pres startx apears the same "command not found" .
 
Old 06-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #6
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Did you make the recommended full install?
 
Old 06-14-2011, 12:43 PM   #7
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It does seem to me that you are running into troubles that ought not to be there ... and that you have very recently installed Linux such that the simplest thing to do might be to just start over.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 01:08 PM   #8
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Did you make the recommended full install?
yes i have do it. when for first time apears this proplem i thought i have do something wrong with instalation , i have reinstall 3 times now but its tha same , i cant start when i prees startx.

i have try linux mind ubuntu,backtrack,slackelive,monomaxos,Jlinux8 and i dont like any1 , i want to try slackware i have read its very good OS better than those i had tryed.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 07:09 AM   #9
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pls guys help me !
i cant start when i pres startx
 
Old 06-15-2011, 07:42 AM   #10
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Are you running as root?

Yes or no?
 
Old 06-15-2011, 07:49 AM   #11
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Are you running as root?

Yes or no?
look man, when i login as root and pres startx he says command not found ! i have great new user , and when i login as user (not as root) and pres startx its the same command not found .
what is wrong ??? why i cant start ???
 
Old 06-15-2011, 07:57 AM   #12
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It's sounding like you haven't got X installed. Can you show us the link for the .iso you used to install Slackware? (or even tell us the steps you took to install it)
 
Old 06-15-2011, 08:07 AM   #13
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this slackware i had downloaded 3or4 months ago and i dont rememember fron were .if i understand right the problem its the in slackware so i will download it again but the new 13.37 and if its the same problem i will post here again.
anyway thx all for the help.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 08:28 AM   #14
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And cut out all the stuff in future. It might put people off helping you.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #15
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By default, Slackware allows root logins and allows root to "startx."

Consequently, I think your install is missing some crucial component(s). Try again and select the "Full Install" option, installing all the default packages.

Given the way you've described the issue, I don't see any other easy alternatives.
 
  


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