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Old 05-13-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
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Question GUI for Slackware


I have slackware 9.2 on two CDs. I installed but I only get a command line. Is it possible to add a GUI like KDE during installation? Or do I have to do it afterwards.

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Old 05-13-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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I'm sure you mean 9.1
If you've configured X, just type startx, and that will start the default gui. xwmconfig to choose a different gui. If you haven't setup X try x -configure as root. I think XFree86config does the same.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 04:27 PM   #3
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Depending on what you chose to install, KDE and Gnome are both likely to be installed already. By default slack boots to the command line. If you look in your /etc folder and modify the file inittab you will see in the comments what you need to do to get it to boot to runlevel 4. It should look like this when you are done:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
 
Old 05-13-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the correction and quick reply.

Will setup -X take me directly to GUI instead of CUI at boot?

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Old 05-13-2004, 04:35 PM   #5
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startx will take you from the command line to the gui (after logging in)

During the install, you should have set up your graphics card, monitor, etc. If so, following Slacker_Rex's advice will mean that at your next restart you will log in and work directly through the gui.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 04:35 PM   #6
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I missed refreshing my browser and did not see Slacker_Rex's post. Please ignore my previous post.

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Old 05-13-2004, 05:14 PM   #7
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honestly.. I don't recommend having the computer boot up into another login prompt.. because when updating kde or one of the window managers you'll want to be in console mode to do it (though I guess it's easy enough to telinit 3 to get there).

Personally I like the console login now.. and if there are problems with X you get used to looking at that from logging in so it's not so "scary"
 
Old 05-13-2004, 06:05 PM   #8
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I don't do a GUI login either.

Of course I use the command line much more than I use the GUI.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 06:29 PM   #9
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the only thing i use the gui for is porn....
 
Old 05-14-2004, 09:02 AM   #10
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Old 05-16-2004, 11:30 PM   #11
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Well Said!
 
  


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