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Old 02-17-2002, 08:25 AM   #1
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Question Slackware Q's


All.. I loaded slackware on my thinkpad.. i did the full install and lilo loads on boot... it loads up to a 'darkstar' login... i can log into that as root but.....what is darkstar and where am i in the system?? I know that i loaded the KDE environment?? how do I get that at boot???

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Old 02-17-2002, 09:03 AM   #2
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darkstar is the evil penguin inside your computer. no actually its just the default name of your computer after the install... like redhat just uses localhost.. etc... etc.. you can change that.
to start kde at boot, you can either issue the command startx to get into the gui each time from command, or you can edit your inittab file and change your runlevel to 5 instead of the default of 3...
 
Old 02-17-2002, 02:24 PM   #3
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that did the trick....trickykid... thanks ... anyplace that i may find a slackware users guide??

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Old 02-17-2002, 03:43 PM   #4
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that did the trick....trickykid... thanks ... anyplace that i may find a slackware users guide??

r
ummm.. not sure off top of my head, but you can always come back here for questions, we have lots of slack peeps here..

if i come across a site for slack... i'll be sure to let you know.
 
Old 02-17-2002, 03:59 PM   #5
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Oh, to change the hostname from darkstar, btw your kernel was compiled by bigkitty, edit the file called /etc/HOSTNAME. Slack makes it easy... I still haven't found it on RedHat.

Cheers,

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Old 02-17-2002, 04:07 PM   #6
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Oh, to change the hostname from darkstar, btw your kernel was compiled by bigkitty, edit the file called /etc/HOSTNAME. Slack makes it easy... I still haven't found it on RedHat.

Cheers,

Finegan
Yep, or just as an alternative, run the command netconfig and it'll edit the files for you, per the information you specify of course.
And as for redhat's localhost+localdomain genericism (is that a word? LOL) I was able to change it at one point, but i can't remember for the life of me what I did. May have used the hostname command or linuxconf. Who knows....
 
Old 02-18-2002, 02:01 PM   #7
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great.. thanks..

hey you mentioned 'runlevel' in one of the last replies.. i was wondering what is on each level?? how can i find out??
 
Old 02-18-2002, 02:09 PM   #8
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great.. thanks..

hey you mentioned 'runlevel' in one of the last replies.. i was wondering what is on each level?? how can i find out??
runlevel's.. .

0 = shutdown
1 = single user
2 = multi w/o networking i think..
3 = multi with networking..
4 = usually not used
5 = graphical
6 = reboot

never set your default level to 0 or 6... and usually your going to use either 3 or 5...

-trickykid

Oh yeah.. if you look at your inittab file.. it usually has the level's explained in there..

Last edited by trickykid; 02-18-2002 at 02:11 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2002, 02:19 PM   #9
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i'll check that out.. thanks
 
Old 02-18-2002, 07:09 PM   #10
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btw I think in RedHat they put it in /etc/sysconfig/network or something
 
Old 02-19-2002, 12:44 AM   #11
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Firstly, correct me if im wrong, but slackware doesnt have a runlevel 5? i think slackware uses RL 4 to mean the same thing.

this can be changed by editting /etc/inittab and looking for a line like this.
id:3:initdefault:

change this line to
id:4:initdefault:

assuming you have x confugred and either xdm, kdm, or gdm installed, it will boot up to a graphical startup.

by the way, the official slackware book can be found here.

http://www.slackware.com/book/
 
Old 02-19-2002, 12:51 AM   #12
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Originally posted by SlCKB0Y
Firstly, correct me if im wrong, but slackware doesnt have a runlevel 5? i think slackware uses RL 4 to mean the same thing.

this can be changed by editting /etc/inittab and looking for a line like this.
id:3:initdefault:

change this line to
id:4:initdefault:

assuming you have x confugred and either xdm, kdm, or gdm installed, it will boot up to a graphical startup.

by the way, the official slackware book can be found here.
Yeah, your right.. Slackware is one of the few (as most others don't do this) that use runlevel 4 as the graphical instead of 5.. and 5 is used the same as runlevel 3.. I knew there was a reason I mentioned for him to check the inittab file as it always states the runlevels..
 
Old 02-19-2002, 09:35 AM   #13
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thats what i saw in the file last night.. you 2 saved me a post this morning.. i will try that this tonight..
 
Old 07-11-2003, 05:12 AM   #14
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change hostname on redhat

/etc/hosts
/etc/sysconfig/network

and if your domainname has changed too you'll probably want to edit
/etc/resolv.conf
 
  


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