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Old 02-07-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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problem logging on slackware 13.1


ok somewhere on this forum i already have a thread for this but couldnt find it but the last person that was helping me said to start a prompt when booting up and i did its lilo but i have no clue on how to use a bootloader? can anyone help?
 
Old 02-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #2
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ok somewhere on this forum i already have a thread for this but couldnt find it but the last person that was helping me said to start a prompt when booting up and i did its lilo but i have no clue on how to use a bootloader? can anyone help?
what is your specific problem? if you have installed SW13 smoothly, the boot loader LILO was installed.. right?
 
Old 02-07-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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yes lilo was installed but i was looking at the tutorials for lilo and they are not the same? all mine is showing me is

linux
boot :

this is what it is showing me on the prompt
 
Old 02-07-2011, 09:42 PM   #4
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yes lilo was installed but i was looking at the tutorials for lilo and they are not the same? all mine is showing me is

linux
boot :

this is what it is showing me on the prompt
no other choices seen? do you have an existing WINdows OS installed?

most probably, your LILO has overwritten your current MBR.. (if you have windows installed)

you must add your windows partition in your lilo.. in order for it to show up. ..

try entering :

boot: linux 1 (it's a root access)
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #5
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ok I did that and I still cant log in it says login incorrect? the only difference is now it says
(none) login :

before it said

darckstar login
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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ok somewhere on this forum i already have a thread for this but couldnt find it but the last person that was helping me said to start a prompt when booting up and i did its lilo but i have no clue on how to use a bootloader? can anyone help?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-login-860938/
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:13 PM   #7
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ok I did that and I still cant log in it says login incorrect? the only difference is now it says
(none) login :

before it said

darckstar login

login : root
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #8
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ok it worked when i typed in root but how do i figure out what my login is?
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:33 PM   #9
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how do you get to the gui interface startx-command? when i type that in its says no command found?
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:34 PM   #10
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ok it worked when i typed in root but how do i figure out what my login is?
obviously, you are the super user (root) Now, if you want to create or have "your" own id then :


you may not have created "regular users"

upon logging in root, create a user.

$ useradd / adduser (command) the rest is self explanatory

are your able to login using the GUI?(KDE) or via console?

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Old 02-07-2011, 10:38 PM   #11
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ok nevermind that last thread got the interface to work. typed it in wrong lol although i cant use the mouse or fingerpad at all? Its like it froze the error message that popped up is kde crash handler?

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Old 02-07-2011, 10:42 PM   #12
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ok nevermind that last thread got the interface to work. typed it in wrong lol
if you want to permanently logging in the GUI then it must be your default.

check :

$ cat /etc/inittab

$ check the section : initdefault:n ---where n is a number. below that file you can see on what number is the login for the GUI. in SW i think it's 4
 
Old 02-08-2011, 10:35 PM   #13
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ok thanks for your help on logging in but now i have a new problem cant get on the internet with wireless? I typed the command iwconfig it shows

lo no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions


what does that mean? Ive been reading the slackbook but..... I printed it out actually that's alot of pages by the way but anyways do you have any idea how to figure out what the hardware is called? and do i have to mount it manaully? thanks in advance
 
  


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