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hi, i have just installed salckware 12.0 and have not had any problems during the installation, but after the reboot i logged in as root and then as usual it is showing: root@name:~# here i don't know what to type, i have already tried startx but didn't work i wonder if there is some other commands to type to enable me to log in properly.
please bear in mind i am quite new to linux, and i am sitting right now waiting for your replies as i am stuck with logging in.
Takes you into the GUI. If its not properly configured run xorgconfig (xorgconf) to configure it. Would also help us here in the forums if you posted more hardware information (graphics card, processor and ram and such) so we can give more feedback on what is needed for configuration.
Welcome to the forums and to Slackware .
Also there is a slackware specific forum under distributions for specific questions that might get better responses to any questions you may have. Be patient and lots of slackware users will be willing to help with most any problems you are having .
That setup should work. Might go 500meg on swap just in case though.
I actually only have a everything in root although I do have a full 4 partitions:
4gig swap (doesn't seem to get used at all lol)
60 gig slackware /
60 gig xfs partition for backing up data
20ish gig testbed for other distro's.
sorry i don't understand why we need to know the vedio card specifications because as i said i have used the same system to run slackware 11 before and don't know if there is a big difference between the two.
i am using CPz to check the system information and i don't know where and how i can get the video card specifications?