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Old 08-17-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
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slackware 10.1 problems


I tried to install slackware 10.1 into a second partition so i can dual boot it with the existing windows partition. I go through the wizard, and the lilo, but when i restart, i never get prompted to choose slackware over windows. bottom line, how hard is slackware to simply install? is there a better how-to? also i want the latest version of kde cause i am new to linux. any help?
 
Old 08-17-2005, 09:14 AM   #2
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I didn't find Slackware that hard to install, there's an installation guide available which isn't that hard to follow. You can find it here. I don't know about upgrading KDE, you probably have to upgrade all the packages and that will take a while. Did you install LILO to the MBR? I'm assuming you're still getting Windows' bootloader (that's what it sounds like).
 
Old 08-17-2005, 09:24 AM   #3
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I do agree with "Nylex"
if its not prompting for slackware along with windows then it indicates that its bootloader ( lilo ) is not in MBR.
If its the problem then using the first cd of slackware, go to rescue mode and install bootloader.

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Old 08-17-2005, 10:25 AM   #4
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when you do your slack install it asks where to place lilo, I always choose mbr, but thats just me....others may do things different. As far as kde 3.4 this is how I do it again, again your mileage may vary.
http://www.linuxpackages.net/
download packages then cd into dir and do a
upgradepkg k*
and dont forget to install the pkgs that dont start with a k.....I believe there is a cyrussasl or something.......hope this helps.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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ok next question. i would like to use this linux/windows machine as a dedicated server for games. would slackware be a wise choice? or is there something better?
 
Old 08-17-2005, 12:07 PM   #6
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Slackware will fit well for a server, as you can boot into init 3 and just run from there. You can secure Slackware fairly well, fairly easily, and keep things non-bloated without too much trouble.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 12:37 PM   #7
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well the good news. it worked!! key was installing to the master boot record. i just didnt know that that is what i needed to do rather than the other two options.

problem now. i cant seem to login. what is the default login name?

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Old 08-17-2005, 12:42 PM   #8
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For now, you'll only be able to login as root (until you create a normal user). If you don't yet know about creating user accounts, read this .

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Old 08-17-2005, 12:46 PM   #9
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ok so i logged in, but cant seem to start kde. it just repeats cant connect to x server....perhaps i should find some kind of manual on this?

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Old 08-17-2005, 12:49 PM   #10
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you should have been asked to install a root password.....login as root and imediately following add yourself as a user account with
at terminal and as root
#adduser
follow the questions then log out and log back in as a your user account. It is ok to just accept the defaults for password expiration and everything else when adding you r new account, just make sure to set a password.......
then type startx and you are good to go....
I suggest before typing startx as normal user to configurine your window manager to be kde....
type as normal user
$xwmconfig
follow instructions and there you go.
happy slacking!

oops...while I was typing you guys posted......




for configuring x I suggest this
http://slackbook.org/html/book.html#X-WINDOW-SYSTEM

you are most likely an xorg configuration.....
good luck!

[edit]sorry for the rancid spelling..

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Old 08-17-2005, 01:06 PM   #11
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ok so i select kde as my config, then i type startx, and it runs a bit of commands, etc, and brings me to an absolutely black screen......
 
Old 08-17-2005, 01:18 PM   #12
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What kind of error messages? Usually X says something if it can't start properly.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 02:03 PM   #13
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well, when i try "startx", no error messages are seen, it just looks like it loads some things, and then looks like it is going into the graphical screen, but then stays black. if i type statkde, then it gives me an error with kd personalizer or something saying, cannot connect to x server. it runs again and again, etc, i can type, but cannot stop it from displaying this logn chain of cannot connect.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 05:00 PM   #14
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Sounds to me like X needs to be configured for your video card. This can either be easy or hard, depending on a multitude of variables. What video card do you have? If you don't know, typing "lspci" will give you the goods on your system.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 11:15 PM   #15
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ok currently i have two, but i disabled one(the onboard vid card) and am using a gforce 4 mmx 64mb. i tried to run startx under root, and it gave me this error "XIO: fatal IO error 104(connection reset by peer on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining

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