Slackware has an xwmconfig tool, this will create an ~/.xinit file that launches GNOME. However, if you launch the graphical login, you can choose between the desktop environments from a menu
To enter runlevel 4, type:
You'll get the gdm login, and change /etc/inittab to make this the default runlevel at the next reboot..
My mouse wheel dosen't work.... i heard that u have 2 add a z-axis or something like (i read it some where) but i actually have no idea what to do or howto do it....
These settings are defined in /etc/X11/XF86Config. The KDE also has a graphical X configuration program, but it will re-create your entire XF86Config file... perhaps you want to create a backup first
Here is my mouse section, I think you'll find something useful in it. Please note that I've changed the identifier.. (it should correspond with the value used in the ServerLayout section!)
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" # PS/2 with wheel ("auto" is supported too)
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" # wheel mouse
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" # device file
Option "Resolution" "256"
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
# Option "BaudRate" "9600" # Logitech
# Option "SampleRate" "150" # Logitech
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
# Option "ChordMiddle" # Logitech
( type /mouse
to search for text in vim, and use "n" to go to the next match.. type :set ignorecase
, or :set ic
for an incase-sensitive search )
RedHat had a nice GUI for setting up IP & hostname.... how do i do it in Slacky?
Slackware doesn't offer much gui (only default KDE panels); it's purely Linux, and honestly, I love this. To change your inet address, you should edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
, and re-execute the script that enabled your network in the first place:
btw, in /etc/rc.d you'll find all boot scripts. You can modify then, or disable certain scripts with the chmod command. (chmod -x removes executable permissions for a program/script, chmod +x adds them)
By default, Slackware seams to start quite some network services. Try one of the netstat commands below to find the running services. (if you execute it as root, you'll get the program name too) Then disable the boot-scripts responsible for the services.
netstat -lnpt # listing, as numeric, programs, tcp
netstat -anpt # all, numeric, programs, tcp
netstat -anpA inet # all, numeric, programs, All from inet family (tcp+udp)
chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc....
You might want to disable every network service, except ssh. ssh allows you to login remotely over a secure channel. (ie: a secure telnet) and you can use PuTTY if you're working in Microsoft Windows.
Before I forget; please download the latest patches and fixes: