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Old 09-17-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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problems booting up slackware gui on 13.1


hey my slackware boots up and gos to the runlevel 3, when I got it set at 4. The error its giving me is "could not start kdeinit4 check your installation". how do you go about fixing that? thanks in advance
 
Old 09-17-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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Have you tried to re-install kde?

Code:
slackpkg update 
slackpkg reinstall kde
 
Old 09-17-2011, 11:52 PM   #3
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Sounds like you maybe messed up a config.

Can you start with a different window manager?
 
Old 09-18-2011, 07:36 PM   #4
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ok I tried slackpkg but I found out that my settings apperantly have been erased, so I had to comment a mirror and start over, but still dont have internet. so how do you find your info for iwconfig like example ip address etc. cause I will have to do it manually I dont have wicd pretty much all my programs that i had have been deleted. I think i know what i did. i have a backup harddrive 500gigs and i tried to run it on that computer but the only thing i got was a J and that was it. so when i went to start up the computer it did this. I dont know what was on hard drive but i think it was my backup for window 7 would that possibly screwed it up?

oh and no i cant use a diff window manager the only way i know how to use it was with the gui i dont know how to do it from the terminal. thanks

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #5
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from terminal, try this
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xwmconfig
select xfce in the menu that comes up, then startx like usual.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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Switch your default WM with

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xwmconfig
see if you can boot into xfce.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 07:49 PM   #7
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Switch your default WM with

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xwmconfig
see if you can boot into xfce.
ok I done that and it did work on the other window manager.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 08:40 PM   #8
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Switch your default WM with

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xwmconfig
see if you can boot into xfce.
ok I messed up I wasnt able to boot up xfce It did go to fluxbox so what does this mean?
 
Old 09-22-2011, 09:06 PM   #9
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Ok I got a question how do you speak to a usb flash drive and copy the files on it to the home directory sort a say? I know how to change directories but i never had to copy files from a flash drive to a directory. the reason im asking is that my wireless driver which is broadcom is on the flash drive I need to build this package so my hardware will work and so i can download wicd to update like andrewthomas said in his thread. Anyway i would greatly appreciate it. thanks oh i forgot you guys arent exactly going to tell me so just guide me in the right direction. thanks again
 
Old 09-22-2011, 09:09 PM   #10
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When you plug the flash drive in, it may auto-mount under /media, look there.
 
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When you plug the flash drive in, it may auto-mount under /media, look there.
Ok I changed into that directory and use ls now the problem is is that I have know idea what the flash drive is called floppy maybe? If it is that there is three of them. I only have 1 put in.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 10:02 PM   #12
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If the usb has a label associated with it, it would probably be under /media/LABEL, or if not then it may be under /media/UUID where UUID is the uuid of the partition. If there is only entries such as:


Code:
ls /media
README       cdrecorder1  cdrom1  dvd1     floppy1  hd1      memory1  zip1
cdrecorder   cdrom        dvd     floppy   hd       memory   zip
cdrecorder0  cdrom0       dvd0    floppy0  hd0      memory0  zip0
Then the drive is not mounted and you must mount it with the mount command to access the media.
 
Old 09-23-2011, 11:18 PM   #13
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If the usb has a label associated with it, it would probably be under /media/LABEL, or if not then it may be under /media/UUID where UUID is the uuid of the partition. If there is only entries such as:


Code:
ls /media
README       cdrecorder1  cdrom1  dvd1     floppy1  hd1      memory1  zip1
cdrecorder   cdrom        dvd     floppy   hd       memory   zip
cdrecorder0  cdrom0       dvd0    floppy0  hd0      memory0  zip0
Then the drive is not mounted and you must mount it with the mount command to access the media.
Ok I understand that i have to mount it but i dont know what it is called where can i find that info
 
Old 10-02-2011, 08:27 PM   #14
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ok I typed in lsusb and found the flash drive but what would the computer call it heres what lsusb gave me as an output



bus 001 device 003: ID 0930:6545 Toshiba corp Kingston Datatraveler 102 flash drive /hema flash drive 2GB/ PNY Attache 4GB stick

out of this info what would I actually type in for the name of it. If I could just figure out the name im pretty sure I can figure out the rest. I hope lol thanks

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Old 10-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #15
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plug in the flash drive, get root and

Code:
blkid
will tell you the device name, then mount it under wherever you want.

i.e.

Code:
root@slackware-x86:~# blkid
/dev/sda1: LABEL="slackUSB" UUID="d8a93975-7617-4df6-8fa5-b388688a54d3" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="DATA" UUID="67cd1e18-9bde-4d2d-ac19-f17a767cec08" TYPE="ext4"
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mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
Now my flash drive with the label "DATA" is mounted under /mnt
 
  


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