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Old 07-09-2002, 02:32 PM   #1
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Starting kde in Slackware


Well I finally got Slackware 8.1 installed but I don't know how to start kde or any other window manager.

After installing and rebooting I get the the bash prompt and it says something like, "darkstar:"

Also, does the "cd" command work in slackware? For some reason when I try to do a "cd.." it doesn't work.


Thanks in advance,
Mithrilhall
 
Old 07-09-2002, 02:36 PM   #2
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ummm ... to use cd to go up a level you need to put a space between the "cd" and the ".." was that a typo on your part or did you really type "cd.."

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Old 07-09-2002, 02:41 PM   #3
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Hmm, that's odd. I used "cd.." in Mandrake without spaces and it worked.

Maybe mandrake has it setup differently.

Thanks, I'll give it a try when I get home.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 02:53 PM   #4
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It was aliased like this
alias cd..='cd ..'
 
Old 07-09-2002, 02:55 PM   #5
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And to get X up and running you must configure it first, run as root
xf86config and configure X to your liking and appropriately for your system.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 02:57 PM   #6
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Thanks a ton.

 
Old 07-09-2002, 05:25 PM   #7
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Where can I find xf86config? I've looked but I can't seem to find it.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 06:14 PM   #8
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Where can I find xf86config? I've looked but I can't seem to find it.
I believe in most cases it should be in /usr/X11R6/bin
 
Old 07-10-2002, 03:32 PM   #9
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It should be in your path if you've installed the correct packages....
 
Old 07-10-2002, 05:01 PM   #10
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Most commands can be typed anywhere in a terminal and will execute just fine, as long as the PATH is set properly, which usually it is at install as said above.
 
  


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