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I just installed Slackware (latest version) and I'm now with Gnome but I'd like to switch to other desktops before deciding which one I'll use as my main one. I know there is a command that will allow me to switch from one desktop to another but I don't remember what it is..>_< So if anyone could tell me what to do, I'd really appreciate it.
Another problem is when I try to mount a floppy. I use mount /mnt/floppy and I get a message saying that /mnt/floppy is not in /etc/fstab. I wouldn't mind adding it manually but I don't know what to put in there other than /mnt/floppy. Any ideas?
xwmconfig will allow you to choose other desktops installed on the system. As far as the floppy, try doing;
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy or whatever directory you are mounting it to. If you don't have a directory in /mnt called floppy it won't work anyhow so you can either mkdir /mnt/floppy or just mount /dev/fd0 /mnt.
I created the /mnt/floppy directory and still get the same message: /mnt/floppy not in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab. I get the same message when trying mount /mnt/fd0. I checked in the /mnt directory and I don't see anything.
Any ideas as to what I need to add to fstab or mtab??
I honestly don't know why fstab makes a difference with the floppy. I don't use an entry and it works the way I described. You may want to do a dmesg |more and look through and see what it's doing when it finds fd0 at startup. If any errors that'll cause a problem. Otherwise, you may want to try specifying the filesystem type with the mount -t command when trying to mount and see if that makes a difference. It would normally give you a filesystem error to need the mount -t option, but you never know. If you want to add a line in your fstab you can. I'm not sure what options you'd wanna use though as i've never tried it. So you may want to do a man mount to read up on options to use for the line;
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto rw,user,noauto
That's just a really rough, off the top o' my head idear. You'll wanna read up specifically for the floppy. I'm sure there is a post in the forums somewhere you could find about the correct fstab entry.