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Old 09-24-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
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Slackware X Crash!

I have installed SLackware 9.0 on my Computer > Full Install and when i start it i am in console and what must i type to start the KDE or GNOME? what is command i have typed X but it crush...and i must reboot it..... i have FULL INSTALL everything...? what must i do....
Old 09-24-2003, 11:44 AM   #2
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Well .. Im a n00b but thanks to this site , i know alot more than i did when i started ...

Well in order to get KDE or Gnome working you must start the X server .. do this by typeing startx This will launch the X server , and which ever window manager (KDE, Gnome, ect) you picked at install to be default .
Old 09-24-2003, 12:12 PM   #3
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xplasma is correct....The command startx will start the X server.

In Slackware to select which window manager you would like to use type 'xwmconfig' from the command line. This is an ncurses based menu for your .xinitrc file. Of course you could just edit your .xinitrc file directly in your home directory by changing the line:

exec /path/to/windowmanager
Old 09-24-2003, 12:13 PM   #4
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Run one of these to configure X:
XFree86 -configure
After configuring X, choose your default window manager (gnome/kde/somethingelse) using xwmconfig.
Once X starts working fine, you can edit the /etc/inittab file to change the default runlevel from 3 to 4 so you'll boot into X immediately instead of booting to a console.
Old 09-26-2003, 02:30 AM   #5
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Thanx to all for the posts i have started the X Its great...


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