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Old 05-17-2004, 02:58 PM   #1
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Question SlackWare


Figured i get a better responces here. Considering my time apart from linux. Well my question is based on my slackware 9.1 machine. I got sick from Red Hat 9.0 and its bloating contents. So i decided to try something new. After tedious attempts with the non familiar text menu. I made the installation. with the following settings:

/
/usr
/home

MOUNT POINTS.


Ok. So first thing i do is run as root

useradd shookie
passwd <pass here>

logout.. login as shookie and su - when i need to use root. ok..

But as shookie when i run startx. I get Xauth error tries and tries. Hit control+C and it loads but either crashes on entrance or crashes on exit.

In root it logs in perfect. but crashes on exit.

My home directory for root contains a couple of files.
My home directory for shookie (which i had to userdel shookie and re-add with mkdir /home/shookie ... and useradd -d /home/shookie shookie

well it adds it but my directory is still empty even when i ran startx.

Main problem:

X crashes on root. exiting.. and in shookie either on entry or exit. but definately crashes.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
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I would like to add that the system comes to a dreadful halt. and only option i have is power down.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 03:21 PM   #3
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There's more to user-definitions than home and
name ... may I suggest to remove the user and
his home again (as root) and use the adduser-
script that slack provides? :)



Cheers,
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Old 05-17-2004, 03:34 PM   #4
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And that would be?. I have been a dedicated RH user.. on and off(oxymoron?) Any hows i dont know this system what it is capable of doing. user friendly or not. just looking for a distro to run decent on a low end pc.

so what is the exact script i can use whats the command
 
Old 05-17-2004, 03:48 PM   #5
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i got the script down.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 03:57 PM   #6
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Good on yah :}


Cheers,
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Old 05-17-2004, 04:28 PM   #7
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Well thats that for the user part. but im at work so i can try X. will keep you posted!
 
Old 05-17-2004, 07:46 PM   #8
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have you run X86Config?
 
  


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