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Old 08-11-2004, 10:21 AM   #1
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3 Noob Quetions From A Noob


Just installed slackware 4 problems!

1) How o i get the KDI thing to load automaticallywith out me having to log in as root and type 'startx'
2) How do i get my keyboard map to work with the UK keyboards
3) How do i run a bin file

Dont laugh i have a feling all of the abov are dumb questions
 
Old 08-11-2004, 10:45 AM   #2
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I would never laugh (well...), we all had to learn this stuff.

1) you will need to modify your /etc/inittab to set the default level from 3 to 4. Someone will doubtless give you more precise directions but I will simply suggest searching the Slackware forum for inittab. (I am assuming you already searched and just did not know what to search for,)
2) I don't know. this thread might help though. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...eyboard+Map+UK
3) to run a file type in the name of the file from a command line or choose it from the menu of your desktop of choice (KDE?). Depending on the location of the program you might need to include the path,
4) You said 4 problems but only list 3.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 11:01 AM   #3
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2) try putting

Option "XkbLayout" "gb"

in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 08-11-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
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Just a comment...

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How o i get the KDI thing to load automaticallywith out me having to log in as root and type 'startx'
Do NOT use the root account. A good rule of thumb is to never, EVER, use it... ..especially not in X (and especially especially not while using any Internet application, such as a browser). If you haven't done so already, create a user account (adduser) right now. If you need superuser privileges, use su.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:18 PM   #5
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Question just wondering

how is the uk keyboard map different than the us keyboard map?
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:19 PM   #6
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problem 4 was even as SU or ROOT, when i run a file it says "permission denied", when i chmod 500 and run it works?? did that to the inittab also to run it. Got a feeling thats probably stupid but not 100% sure. All the other advice is awesome nearlly there, LINUX HERE I COME. slowly
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:26 PM   #7
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problem 4 was even as SU or ROOT, when i run a file it says "permission denied", when i chmod 500 and run it works?? did that to the inittab also to run it. Got a feeling thats probably stupid but not 100% sure. All the other advice is awesome nearlly there, LINUX HERE I COME. slowly
not sure I understand completely - but you don't have to run inittab - you just have to edit the file /etc/inittab.

chmod is used to change file/dir permissions - read this for a good explanation:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...ownership.html
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:26 PM   #8
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you'll probably want to 644 most of the system files
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:29 PM   #9
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koool got that, last thing how do i get my PC to boot in KDE and not GNOME. I have eddited the inittab but it keeps booting GNOME. Thankyou for all the help ....

LAST QUESTION HONESTLY
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:38 PM   #10
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you'll probably want to 644 most of the system files
don't generalise too much, just chmod the file you are interested in. Most of the system is best left unless it presents a security risk.

btw good link follows: http://simplylinux.punted.net/
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:43 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by DaveyB
koool got that, last thing how do i get my PC to boot in KDE and not GNOME. I have eddited the inittab but it keeps booting GNOME. Thankyou for all the help ....

LAST QUESTION HONESTLY
Run: xwmconfig (as root)
There you can choose the default Window Manager.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:45 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tuttle
don't generalise too much, just chmod the file you are interested in. Most of the system is best left unless it presents a security risk.
yeah that was a little broad...and it was NOT my intention to have anyone go chmod their whole system, i just didn't understand the 500 permissions for that file...how would he edit it?



and as for kde....are you getting the gdm login screen right now?
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:48 PM   #13
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I don't use runlevel 4, but from the command line if you type "xwmconfig" it allows you to set your default. I thought the GDM kept the last choice for Desktop.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:48 PM   #14
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yes when i change the inittab to 4 i get the GDB login screen when i want the KDE.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:00 PM   #15
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try clicking on sessions on the initial login gui and choose kde
 
  


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