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Old 05-21-2004, 07:49 AM   #1
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Issues with Slackware 9.1...


Hi,

Just finished installing Slackware 9.1 and have some questions:

1. Is there like an Update Manager simular to Red Hat 9 which automatically updates needed programs?

2. Where is the add/remove programs utility on the menu.. Cant seem to find?

3. Is there a site around with basic Slackware or Linux commands, For example "How to extract and install .tar.gz files"?

Thanks

EG
 
Old 05-21-2004, 07:55 AM   #2
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1. Updating files you can use the apt-get program.

2. I don't use slackware so I'm not sure.

3. to extract tar.gz files right click and select extract, choose the directory to extract to, then you'll have to go to that directory and compile the program (forgot to add #3 is in kde atleast)
 
Old 05-21-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for fast reply, couple more things:

1. How do I add shortcuts in Slackware 9.1, I'd like 1 for Gaim?

2. I've like forgotten how to compile shit etc, I really need a online course or some1 to post like all the commands and shit...?

3. Anyone else with that Add/Remove question?
 
Old 05-21-2004, 08:02 AM   #4
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slackware doesn't have apt-get, that's Debian.

Slackware has a tool called swaret. You can get it from swaret.org, but read up about it before you use it!

The add/remove programs utility is pkgtool, you'll have to navigate around to understand it, it's pretty simple.

Slackware uses .tgz packages, and to install them you will use installpkg filename.tgz as root, to install .tar.gz packages you will tar zxvf packagename.tar.gz, cd to the new directory, ./configure, make, and make install. Read the INSTALL file for more support, or specific configure support for that program.

EDIT: To add icons, well, that depends what window manager you are using. Probably gnome or kde I'd think? Right click on the desktop and look around... the command line option is ln. man ln for more support.

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Old 05-21-2004, 08:15 AM   #5
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Thanks floods very helpful.. You got MSN d00d, I'm having lots o probs with Slackware 9.1 because its a brand new install?

1. Also the swaret.org site seems to be buggering up on me.. Everytime i click downloads or something the same menu loads and nothing is different..? You have another link?

2. How do i open cds i put in etc? I really need a site or written tut with linux commands in..

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Old 05-21-2004, 08:42 AM   #6
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Hi,

I've JUST installed Slackware 9.1 and having some hardware issues:

1. My USB mouse isn't be detected cause the corsor isn't moving, (I've now tried 3 different ones with the same effect) I rebooted everytime i put new 1 in and have tired every USB slot.. Can anyone help?

2. How the hell do you add a new internet connection in Slackware 9.1 lol, I can't find in the menu anywhere... Yes it is a PCI External Linux Modem and it works with Red Hat 9 but its not being founded automatically (If its meant too) on Slackware 9.1.. Any help there?

3. I have an onboard Network card and was wondering how I set that up to get files from a Windows XP Pro laptop to my Slackware 9.1 computer?

4. I have a ATI Radeon 9600 XT, Do I need to do anything to upgrade the drivers or should Slackware 9.1 have the latest?

5. I have a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 card and 7.1 surround sound speakers, How do I set up Slackware to play in 7.1?

6. How do I open a cd in my cdrom on Slackware 9.1? /mnt/cdrom isnt working?

Thanks again

EG
 
Old 05-21-2004, 09:03 AM   #7
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Which desktop are you using?

What type of onboard network card? What motherboard?

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How do I open a cd in my cdrom on Slackware 9.1? /mnt/cdrom isnt working?
What do mean /mnt/cdrom isnt working? what are you using to try and mount the CD? What does your /etc/fstab look like?
 
Old 05-21-2004, 09:11 AM   #8
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I have a NVidia Force network card and not sure about the motherboard.. Can you help me set up my external 56k modem? How do i set it up with number to call etc?
 
Old 05-21-2004, 09:35 AM   #9
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Assuming pppd is installed you just need to configure it which can be done with a graphical utility depending on which desktop you are using!

If its KDE just go to 'Internet --> kppp'.

For the Nforce network card you will need either Nvidias driver or the forcedeth driver, then run netconfig, and then you will need samba to exchange files with a windows machine.

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Old 05-21-2004, 11:34 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Elite_Gamer04
Hi,

I've JUST installed Slackware 9.1 and having some hardware issues:

1. My USB mouse isn't be detected cause the corsor isn't moving, (I've now tried 3 different ones with the same effect) I rebooted everytime i put new 1 in and have tired every USB slot.. Can anyone help?

2. How the hell do you add a new internet connection in Slackware 9.1 lol, I can't find in the menu anywhere... Yes it is a PCI External Linux Modem and it works with Red Hat 9 but its not being founded automatically (If its meant too) on Slackware 9.1.. Any help there?

3. I have an onboard Network card and was wondering how I set that up to get files from a Windows XP Pro laptop to my Slackware 9.1 computer?

4. I have a ATI Radeon 9600 XT, Do I need to do anything to upgrade the drivers or should Slackware 9.1 have the latest?

5. I have a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 card and 7.1 surround sound speakers, How do I set up Slackware to play in 7.1?

6. How do I open a cd in my cdrom on Slackware 9.1? /mnt/cdrom isnt working?

Thanks again

EG
USB mice are something else. I'm using one, I hope you're starting up in a terminal to do this..!
What you need to do is edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file. You can type pico /etc/X11/XF86Config and it will open that file, look for the mouse section and here is what mine looks like..
Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
#    Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
#    Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
#    MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"

#Added this myself to get scroll wheel working..    
   Option "ZAxis Mapping" "4 5"
for a modem internet connection, you'll want to use pppsetup as root, and read very carefully.

For the network card, use netconfig as root and fill in the variables. It's pretty straight forward, you'll want a static IP more than likely, depending on the host (XP).

about the 7.1 sound.. I've never done that one before. Try searching google.com some.

For your CDs to work, login as root and type mount /mnt/cdrom
you can then cd /mnt/cdrom and all should be well.

Hope that all gets you on the right path.. Good luck!
 
Old 05-22-2004, 03:58 AM   #11
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Sweet man u R0ck! How can I parition my HD so I can run Red Hat 9 and Slackware 9.1? (Im running RH now, Is there an app built in)?
 
  


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