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Old 04-03-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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Problem installing slackware


Hi everyone!well im just a newbie in linux but ive already tried some distros like ubuntu and fedora.well some people told me if i really want to learn more about linux they told me to try out slackware, well here comes the problem when i was done installing slackware i typed in startx and a problem occured it didnt show anything but when i pressed CTRL+ALT+F1 it showed me some stuff and at the end it wrote:

(==)using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
/usr/bin/startkde :line 73: kstartupconfig:command not found

well i would really appreciate it if you could help me out here.well thanks in advance!God bless!
 
Old 04-03-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Did you run xorgsetup to configure X? How about xwconfig to select a graphical environment? From that error, it looks like KDE is having trouble, did you do a full install of Slackware? Do any of the other window environments (fluxbox for example) start up if you select one instead of KDE?
 
Old 04-03-2009, 05:35 PM   #3
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Hi thanks for the fast reply well umm yup i did run xorgconfig but whenever i run xwconfig is says command not found.and yup i did do the full installation of slackware.But when i tried to run xorgconfig again it told me if i would like to replace the old xorg.conf well so i press ok and it gave me this messsage:

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running. remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again

well should i remove the /tmp/.X0-lock??

Last edited by moks107; 04-03-2009 at 05:36 PM.
 
Old 04-04-2009, 08:22 AM   #4
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well should i remove the /tmp/.X0-lock??
That certainly is worth a try. If you're not actually running X, then the lock file probably isn't doing anything important.

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but whenever i run xwconfig is says command not found
That's not good. It should be in /usr/bin so have a look and see if it is there. If it is, it suggests that your PATH environment variable may be hosed, which could also lead to some of this trouble. If it isn't there, that suggests something went wrong during the Slackware install.
 
Old 04-04-2009, 08:26 AM   #5
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The command should be xwmconfig.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 12:23 PM   #6
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Hi guys ummm thanks for the replies well umm what i did is try to install slackware again and it looks like an error happened in my last installation well i appreciate the help but i have one last question umm since im really new to slackware umm i was wondering if Im going to download some packages on the Internet what will I choose?Debian, Red Hat, Gentoo, *BSD?which one of these?or none of them?cause i cant seem to find slackware well thanks for everything!i look forward to your reply!
 
Old 04-06-2009, 12:34 PM   #7
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Here are three places to get packages from:

http://slackbuilds.org/

http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/

http://rlworkman.net/pkgs/

And there's plenty of information about Slackware, and Linux in general, here:

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...21.27.27.27.22

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