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Old 09-25-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
imdeemvp
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changing settings help


Hello everyone,

i am new to slackware....i've been using fc1 and fc2 which you guys know does a graphical installation. I was able to installed slack10 but now i have to change some setting and can find where they are located.

1. i want to change from kde to GNOME or xfce, how do i do this?

2. lilo did not install in mbr as i specified but i am able to boot from floppy.

my hd:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 6374 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb2 6375 9414 24414264 83 Linux
/dev/hdb3 9414 9536 976752 82 Linux swap
root@darkstar:~#

LILO: i deleted some vesa lines to make short, HOW do tell make lilo bootable?
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
boot = /dev/hdb
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# End LILO global section
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hdb1
label = W2K
table = /dev/hdb
# Windows bootable partition config ends


3. i also want to start x automatically, where do i add init 5 to xorg conf and which one is it? can you provide the path of file?

i already setup my dsl connection and i will install my nvidia drievers later...

ONE thing i noticed, it is a lot faster than mdk and fc2, huh!!

thanks for your help!!
 
Old 09-25-2004, 06:33 PM   #2
gbonvehi
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1) xwmconfig
2) liloconfig
3) /etc/inittab it's init level not 4, inside the file you'll realize, it's very well commented like most of the config files

Welcome to Slackware
 
Old 09-25-2004, 07:53 PM   #3
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thanks a lot........all 3 done!

1. now i need to know how to do updates, under fc it was yum update how is . this done in slack10?

2. how to i make my dsl connection to start a boot up?

3. permission problems: i tried changing permission to mounting devices no success.....also some folder dont change permission when i use chown imdeemvp mypics <-permissions dont change

4. my fstab is wrong;

/dev/hdb2 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/ ntfs ro 1 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc

i am missing my dvd burner, under fc i now how to add it and tried those lines and nothing changes....

i need to change permission to devices to mount and i need line to insert in fstab for my slave dvd burner.....

5. the shutdown command does not work too.
thanks again
 
Old 09-25-2004, 08:01 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by imdeemvp
thanks a lot........all 3 done!

1. now i need to know how to do updates, under fc it was yum update how is . this done in slack10?
The most controversial question among slackers:
a) slapt-get
b) swaret
c) other options?

I personally don't trust swaret.

HTH,

Samsara
 
Old 09-25-2004, 08:02 PM   #5
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Originally posted by imdeemvp
5. the shutdown command does not work too.
thanks again
Try "poweroff", or "halt".
 
Old 09-25-2004, 08:05 PM   #6
imdeemvp
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so what command do i need to type to get my updates?

also what happen to open office.....i love the app!
 
Old 09-25-2004, 11:16 PM   #7
imdeemvp
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ok i download slapt-get....what are the steps to make it work..??
 
  


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