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Old 09-29-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
The_DoubleU
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A few questions on 9.1


Hi All,

I'm a newbie on this forum, and never worked with Slackware. I worked with Redhat and Suse before but I thought it was time to get a real distro

Installation was painless. And my first impressions are good. It is fast. But I have a few questions.

I change the boot from init 3 to init 5. But I didn't find a shutdown/reboot option on the login screen. I tried it to configure under KDE loginscreen options but that didn't had any affect.
Anybody knows how I can add this option to this screen?

Second question, I have a USB Zyxel 630-11 modem (yeah, I know I should get something else but for the moment I'm stuck with it). I already downloaded the drivers from url=sourceforge.net/projects/zyxel630-11 but I have a problem installing it. I don't have liblinux-atm1, I found on at rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/cooker/contrib/ppc/liblinux-atm1-2.4.0-2mdk.ppc but that one is for mandrake.
Anybody installed this modem already on Slackware?
How did you do it?
Can I just install this Mandrake RPM? Will RPM2TGZ work with it.

Third question.
I have an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, I followed the instructions that are in this thread "Slack 9.0 - XFree 4.3.0 - Radeon9700pro" . No problems running X but XL_Gears doesn't work. Error message can't read fbconfig
Do I need to create a new agpgart module via fglrxconfig or is the default one of Slackware 9.1 enough?

Sorry for asking so much questions but I have to dual boot to windows for posting, so I ask it all in one go.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Sorry for the URL's but I need 5 posts to configure them correctly
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:41 PM   #2
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I found already the tar for liblinux-atm1.
So question 2 has almost been answered
If somebody has done it before would be great to have some install tips!
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:53 PM   #3
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There is a button for searh at top of the forum, just search for Radeon .. n slackware, I don't have that device, but I've seen that topic was discussed very often in here ..

For the 1st Question, I suggest u exit from KDE or wut ever WM u used properly first b4 u reboot/shutdown .. On the textmode u can do that with commandline like:
# reboot
or
# shutdown -halt now
If it is too long to type u can add this alias line to ur .bashrc
alias shalt='shutdown -h now'

The configuration for login screen u meant is stuff of thing like xdm,
see "man xdm" for detail ..
 
Old 09-29-2003, 10:01 PM   #4
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u can shutdown ur pc by su to root, then use

#shutdown -h now

the default setup wont allow users to shutdown the system
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:28 AM   #5
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Thanks for the answers.
I now how to shutdown commands, but it is a bit unpractical (My girlfriend uses this machine also and she likes buttons)

Will have a look at xdm
Thanks for the tip
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:44 AM   #6
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I'm a bit further with my video card.
I installed the radeon drivers fine but modified my XF86Config and can run X now in a high resoltion.
But I have still a problem with agpgart.
I tried loading the module with agp_try_unsupported=1 but that fails also with the same message as modprobe agpgart.

Any tips?
Taken from dmesg ->

Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 816M
agpgart: Detected Via Apollo Pro KT400 chipset
agpgart: unable to determine aperture size.

[fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 803 MBytes.
[fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 3.2.5 [Aug 6 2003] on minor 0
[fglrx:firegl_unlock] *ERROR* Process 1309 using kernel context 0
[fglrx:drm_ioremapfree] *ERROR* [mappings] Attempt to free NULL pointer
doubleu@Atloony:~$ Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
doubleu@Atloony:~$ agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 816M
-bash: agpgart:: command not found
doubleu@Atloony:~$ agpgart: Detected Via Apollo Pro KT400 chipset
-bash: agpgart:: command not found
doubleu@Atloony:~$ agpgart: unable to determine aperture size.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 02:30 PM   #7
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GDM Setup

As for your question about having the shutdown/reboot option on the login screen, if you're using GDM then run the following command as root:

#gdmsetup

This will bring up a graphical GDM configuration screen. Click on the Security tab, then click the Show actions menu option. Close the configuration screen. The next time you log in, there should be a button on your login screen called System from which you can shutdown or reboot the computer.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 03:24 PM   #8
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I edited /etc/rc.d/rc.4 and put the KDM window manager code before the GDM - gave me the KDM login screen I wanted.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:06 PM   #9
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Thanks, Gato Azul and ehteam.

I'll have a look at GDM.
linuxJaver, told about XDM but I couldn't find any info about that. Maybe GDM will bring me more luck
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:32 PM   #10
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Yes I actually wonna point u to gdm, but I forgot wut it called, btw to see the manual of xdm or gdm u do:

# man xdm
or
# man gdm

Gdm should be better since xdm is from the earlier time .., u ll get closer to it, bcoz I bet redhat is using that if u configured to have graphical login screen ..

Try also wut etheam said might bring u to further step ..
 
  


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