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I just installed Slackware on /dev/hda5 (dual-booting with WinXP Pro). I can't get Lilo to run at boot, so I'm having to boot with the bootdisk I made during installation. I do that, login as root, and I have a prompt, something like darkstar@slackware, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. What is the command to boot into the KDE GUI?
Also, how would I get Lilo installed? I had it installed during the installation process, but it won't load during bootup, as mentioned before.
Okay, I have Lilo installed properly: thanks for that. I tried startkde and it gave me this:
kde-config: error while loading shared libraries: libart_lepl_2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory
/opt/kde/bin/start kde: line 138: xset: command not found
/opt/kde/bin/start kde: line 141: xset: command not found
/opt/kde/bin/start kde: line 144: xset: command not found
/opt/kde/bin/start kde: line 154: xsetroot: command not found
startkde: Starting Up...
kreadconfig: error while loading shared libraries: libart_lgpl_2.so:cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory
ksplash: error while loading shared libraries: libart_lgpl_2.so:cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory
kdeinit: error while loading shared libraries: libart_lgpl_2.so:cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory
startkde: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.
/opt/kde/bin/startkde: line 207: xmessage: command not found
Warning: connect() failed: : no such file or directory
ksmserver: error while loading shared libraries: libart_lgpl_2.so.2: cannot open shared object or file: no such file or directory
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
/opt/kde/bin/startkde: line 232: artsshell: command not found
startkde: running shutdown scripts...
I guess you logged in as normal user and switched then with su to become root. In this case you might not get the right PATH settings, so that commands in /usr/X11R6/bin are not found. You can either log in as root from the beginning (right after booting up when the first login appears) or you could execute the commands with the right path, for example type /usr/X11R6/bin/xorgconfig to get it started
Edit: To make it clear, xwmconfig and startx also reside in the same directory /usr/X11R6/bin, so to start them you would have to do the same and type them in with the path before them. If you cannot start the "startx" command as normal user look for "PATH" here on linuxquestions, you will find many threats on it and how to add additional directories to it. You could just look at the file /etc/profile for this. This is where the PATH is defined systemwide.
Last edited by titopoquito; 08-30-2005 at 07:18 PM.