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Old 07-04-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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Totally lame question :-)


Hello,

I've just installed Slakware 10.0, looks like everything is fine,
I selected GNOME as a GUI, but when it boots, it then dumps
me to the root console.

What should I do in order to run GUI everytime as a default GUI(GNOME)... ?

I used to run Knoppix but decided to move on to Slackware.
btw. my sound card is Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space (VIA Envy 24 HT)...
will ALSA in Slackware support it?

Best regards
 
Old 07-04-2004, 12:03 PM   #2
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Well after initially installing Slackware, you have to configure X after the first restart as it doesn't do this step during the install.

Run xorgconfig to start the configuration on Slackware 10 since it no longer uses XFree86..
 
Old 07-04-2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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slacks default runlevel is 3.
to move into runlevel 4, login as root and run "telinit 4"
to make the change perminent, open the file /etc/inittab
look for the line default:3 and change it to default:4.

editops didnt see the other guys post... that will work too.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 02:27 PM   #4
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Thenks,
I will try some of this... in the meantime I moved onto Knoppix, however I will
install Slackware again ;-)

What is the difference between runlevel 3 and 4 ???


Greetz
 
Old 07-04-2004, 03:25 PM   #5
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runlevel 4 loads the Graphical user interface before login.. runlevel 3 does not load the graphical user interface untill told to do so (with the startx command )
 
Old 07-04-2004, 03:40 PM   #6
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Thanx!!!
Ok.. I am going to install Slack again :-)

Some other questions:
- what is the most popular internet communicator for Slackware/Linux?
- I have ADSL (PPPoE)... I managed to tigger it (adsl-star, ads-setup),
is there anything more than that to get access to the Internet (browsing etc..)
- how to set this ADSL connection 2 be triggered everytime at boot/login..?

I have Pioneer DVR-A07 DVD-RW and Plextor SCSI Ultraplex 40Max CD-ROM,
will Slackware 10 mount it autamatically or I will have to do it manually...?
If so, what should I do so that these drives are mounted everytime after login,
so that I can see them?

One thing more - after installing Slack will there be possibility to manage
partitions so that I can have /usr /var and so on different partitions?
I have 10 GB for Linux, so what would be your suggestions about the number
and size of these partitions?

Thanks..
 
Old 07-04-2004, 03:47 PM   #7
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communicator? you mean browser? oh there's are loads.... firefox is growing insanely rapidly so may well become the most popular.
- adsl stuff - something in the init startup scripts will make this very simple, but offhand i couldn't tell you in slack.

drives... you want to mount a removable device on boot? that's kinda odd... but to control the mounting you will want to edit /etc/fstab see the manpage for fstab for specific details

moving partitions is totally possible, not easy, but very possible. give it a while and when you're ready search this site for many ways to do it. that's one thing to remember, there are normally 1000 ways to do anything in linux... be prepared!

and next time you want to ask a "totally lame question", try not to give it a totally lame title ;-)

Last edited by acid_kewpie; 07-04-2004 at 03:52 PM.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 04:16 PM   #8
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Thanks,the next time I will try to give it another title...

As for communicator I meant sth like "jabber", "icq" est... which one
would you suggest?

How about sound architecture, there's ALSA and there are others,
what are the real-world differences?
Will ALSA/OSS support my Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space ( VIA ENVY 24HT)...?
I suppose I will have to download some packages for VIA and compile them,
am I right?

How about file systems - ReiserFS or ext3? Which one should I use?

Is there any software that would play lossles audio (*.ape, *.flac, *.shn)...?
I know that there's suppor for FLAC under Linux, how about other
formats mentioned?

Ok, enough for now :-)

Could anyone suggest me how to divide these partitions, please?
(10 GB for all...)

Thanx in advance :-)
 
Old 07-04-2004, 04:21 PM   #9
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IM - http://gaimsf.net by an absolute country mile.

use Alsa. Alsa is more of a base though, and low level. you'll find KDE and Gnome have the own higher level layers, Arts and esd respectively, which will use alsa. but you can use alsa directly too... OSS is old and dead, and officially being replaced by alsa.

use whatever filesystem you want. onestly you'll never notcie the difference between those two. never.

audio.. i'd guess mplayer can play them, wouldn't nkow though.

10 gig partitions for a newbie....

/boot - 50mb
/ - 2gb
/home - 4gb
/usr 3.5gb
swap - 250mb

that'll do just fine. you can always combine /usr and / if you want.. not much in it really.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 05:02 PM   #10
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IM - http://gaimsf.net by an absolute country mile.
actually, i prefere kopete (part of KDE 3.2)
last time i looked, gaim couldnt run as an applet in the taskbar. which was annoying.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 05:59 AM   #11
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Hello,
thanks 4 reply...

How to make Slackware 10.0 install /usr /home /boot and so on separate partitions..?

One question about WINE... will I be able to run Photoshop and Macromedia
Flash MX wit decent speed on a machine consisting of P4 2.4 @ 3.2 Ghz,
1 GB RAM...? I know that WINE works on a basis of retrieving calls to win32
dll libriaries, is there any oher win32 emulator that would do this...?

Anyone heard about Flash authoring tool for Linux...?
Anyone made comparision between Photoshop and GIMP 2.0 on a daily-work
basis...?

Thanks..
 
Old 07-05-2004, 06:06 AM   #12
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Quote:
How to make Slackware 10.0 install /usr /home /boot and so on separate partitions..?
Tell it to do so in the partitioning/formatting stage of install

Quote:
One question about WINE... will I be able to run Photoshop and Macromedia Flash MX
Check www.frankscorner.org for instructions on installation and any feedback

Quote:
Anyone heard about Flash authoring tool for Linux...?
http://f4l.sourceforge.net/

Quote:
Anyone made comparision between Photoshop and GIMP 2.0 on a daily-work basis...?
Define a daily-work basis. Only you can decide if it's any good for your purposes.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 07:10 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Focalpoint
Hello,
thanks 4 reply...

How to make Slackware 10.0 install /usr /home /boot and so on separate partitions..?

One question about WINE... will I be able to run Photoshop and Macromedia
Flash MX wit decent speed on a machine consisting of P4 2.4 @ 3.2 Ghz,
1 GB RAM...? I know that WINE works on a basis of retrieving calls to win32
dll libriaries, is there any oher win32 emulator that would do this...?

Anyone heard about Flash authoring tool for Linux...?
Anyone made comparision between Photoshop and GIMP 2.0 on a daily-work
basis...?

Thanks..
Photoshop and MX run fine with codeweavers crossover office version of wine. I've had photoshop running on this PC with crossover and it worked well - and this is just a P3 700 with 256 ram Crossover costs about $40 but it's much easier to configure than raw WINE.

I uninstalled photoshop tho as I prefer GIMP
 
  


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