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Old 06-19-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
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root@slackware:/ is as far as i got


Just installed Slackware to make a change from Windows on an IBM Thinkpad600, everything seems to have gone fine and am now at a prompt which goes a little something like this "root@slackware:/".... i assume Slackware has some sort of GUI. How do i get from here to pictures and icons !! .I only know a basic sort of DOS and so i need help in a simple fashion (crayon drawings with instructions in none-joined up writing would be great.......you get the picture). Also do i need to boot from Hard drive after install or CD.
Many Thanks
 
Old 06-19-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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First read this to configure X on your machine with proper configuration:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=16

Then simply use startx to start X to get the pretty pictures and icons. Not knowing much, I'd suggest picking up a book and searching, reading more. Getting to a GUI isn't going to teach you anything when a disaster happens, its good to know the command line in Linux.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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with slackware startx doesn't work right away it will give you errors...

try xfree86config (or something like that, else try xfree and then press tab it will show you some possiblities) and then follow the "installation" guide.. after you filled in everything correctly you can type startx to get into your gui.

then you have to figuer out where you can change your runlevel and change it to 4 (i think) so you boot automaticly in gui next time...
 
Old 06-19-2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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xf86config is the command.....but if u have a nvidia card, u might need to install the drivers from nvidia.com first (I did)....
 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:01 PM   #5
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xf86config won't work....keeps coming up "no such file or directory"...do i need to do something to the directory?
 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:12 PM   #6
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Slackware9.1? And you did the 2gb install? (its a bit n00bish, but it installs most packages that u will need)....ive installed it 3 times myself (all in the same day) but that was cos I was finding it hard to setup a dual boot system with XP on too....

Once id finally got it working fine, when i booted Slackware9.1 i was left at a root prompt, in which when i type 'startx' my monitor would flash ant fail to load X and go back to the root prompt.....after typing 'xf86config' it asked me a load of questions about my peripherals, gfx card, and monitor refresh rates, after i did all that it still wouldnt work....I went to nvidia.com and downloaded the linux drivers, copied them to somewhere i would find them on a ext2 partition and then used the cd command to navigate to them and ran the install command, after doing this i ran 'xf86config' again and then 'startx' worked

If uve left out X on your installation, then maybe thats why there is no such command (dont know if its possible to leave it out though, but prolly)....


If you havent, try reinstalling Slack, but choose the default 2gb installation option

Good luck :P
 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:37 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Lubricant_Larry
xf86config won't work....keeps coming up "no such file or directory"...do i need to do something to the directory?
And did you install X?
 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:41 PM   #8
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=174447

http://www.slackware.com/book/

 
  


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