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Old 12-03-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
rich345
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slackware forgot X


hey there,

iv installed slackware on a laptop and forgot to include X so i have downloaded disc 6 what has X on it and am now trying to install it,

but

when i try getting 2 the cd by using cd /mnt/cdrom it wont let me go any further says nothing on disk but i know there is.

can any one lend a hand please

thanks very much
 
Old 12-03-2008, 10:57 AM   #2
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You have to mount the Slackware disc:
Code:
$ mount -t auto /dev/cdrom_device /mnt/cdrom
Then, all should be good.

PS. I would lend you a hand, but I need both of them...and I have become rather attached to them.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 10:59 AM   #3
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kinda sorted can this be closed
 
Old 12-03-2008, 11:01 AM   #4
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I don't think disk 6 has X one it, more like disk 2. Disk 4 - 6 have only source code on them.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 11:38 AM   #5
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is that why on disc 6 i cant find any like .tgz files?
 
Old 12-03-2008, 12:13 PM   #6
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I think kde is on disk 3 and xfce is on disk 2

mount -t auto /dev/cdrom_device /mnt/cdrom
cd /mnt/cdrom
find the packages you want
su
installpkg <package>.tgz
 
Old 12-03-2008, 01:10 PM   #7
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is there anyway i can get gnome without having the internet on my laptop?

also if i have no like kde or anything like that installed and do startx will it crash ?

thanks for all the help people
 
Old 12-03-2008, 01:26 PM   #8
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There are several projects that supply GNOME to Slackware users (dropline-gnome, for example), but Dropline has never left me with anything shy of a big headache.

If you do not have KDE installed, startx will still work, but it may drop you into TWM (if you have it installed) or it will just start an X session with a single xterm located in the top-left corner.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 01:31 PM   #9
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when i did the startx i got a error


(ww)intel: no matching device section for instance(busiD pci:0:2:1) found
(ii) module built in
(ii) module built in

fatal server error
could not open font "fixed"

iv tried using xorgconfig and xorgsetup, but dunno what really is wrong?

thanks again for anyhelp

Last edited by rich345; 12-03-2008 at 02:21 PM.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 02:23 PM   #10
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Otay...what if you tried "xinit"?
 
Old 12-03-2008, 02:54 PM   #11
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I've seen this error in a previous thread on these forums, can't remember where or when:
Quote:
could not open font "fixed"
You could try using the Search function, top of the page.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 07:15 AM   #12
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i have and i could not really see anything,

i have also lookoked on slackware page and google.

is it because my config file is looking for a font what is not installed?

can anyone lend a hand please

thanks again

Last edited by rich345; 12-04-2008 at 08:15 AM.
 
  


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