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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???
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...
Originally posted by finegan 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.
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....
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.
change this line to
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..