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Old 03-16-2006, 06:30 PM   #1
D_O_Y_L_E
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help with newly installed slackware 10.2!!!!!


i finally managed to get slackware installed (put bootloader in wrong part.) and now when i click slackware to boot up it loads and all i get is a command dialogue screen. it asks me to login and i do as root and then it says i have two message which are jsut help files for installing hardware. how do i get into the kde destop?
thanks in advance
adam
 
Old 03-16-2006, 06:37 PM   #2
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Just try:

startx
 
Old 03-17-2006, 08:45 AM   #3
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Maybe some additional steps would be useful to prevent swears and cries...

First, you SHOULD really add a normal, regular user to log in with. The use of root account is really... dangerous. Nothing else to say about that.

Code:
useradd -g users -G audio,users -m -p PASSWORD -s /bin/bash YOURLOGIN
Second, you should review the excellent xorg.conf file and edit it according to your hardware and needs. Normally, and if you have a sufficient knowledge of X11 servers, you'll probably end up with a suitable xorg.conf in a couple of minutes. If not, I suggest you to use the xorgconfig utility which will help you step by step to configure the X11 server.

Code:
xorgconfig
Third, edit inittab to enable the X11 server (and KDE) on boot :

Code:
vim /etc/inittab
and replace the following line :

Code:
id:3:initdefault:
by

Code:
id:4:initdefault:
You're done
 
Old 03-17-2006, 09:00 AM   #4
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A very good place to look for configuring Slackware is slackbook.org.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 03:43 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by simcox1
A very good place to look for configuring Slackware is slackbook.org.
kudos to slackbook.orgasm
 
  


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