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Old 07-17-2009, 03:08 AM   #1
SiRoel
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Unhappy how to : mount flashcard via CLI, get slackware 12.2 load faster on thinkpad X31


i am newbie in linux
i have installed slackware 12.2 on my old standard thinkpad x31
would someone tell me how to :
-mount flashcard through Command Line,
-get slackware 12.2 load faster
-install wine in my machine (i have downloaded from slackbuild, but i am only get file with .tgz extention, is this the right one ? how to install it ?
-set intranet (LAN) connection (i have got my internet connection, but i don't know how to connect my thinkpad to my office' LAN)
Sorry for this long stupid question, but i don't know another place to get the answers.
Thanks for your help.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 05:03 AM   #2
Bruce Hill
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Welcome to LQ! --- and Slackware

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mount flashcard through Command Line
Login as root, issue "fdisk -l". Determine what device is the flash
card, then issue "mount /dev/<that partition> /mnt/hd" and if it doesn't work,
then post the output here in code tags.

Quote:
get slackware 12.2 load faster
Very subjective. What services do you start now? You can start it
faster by excluding some things in /etc/rc.d/rc.M, but you should
know what you're doing first.

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install wine in my machine (i have downloaded from slackbuild, but i am only get file with .tgz extention, is this the right one ? how to install it ?
In a terminal as root issue "installpkg packagename.tgz"
Read the manual page for pkgtools, the package manager for Slackware.
Issue "man pkgtools" in a terminal (no need to be root).

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set intranet (LAN) connection
Edit the file /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

You should read the Slack Book, it will answer all of those
questions and a whole lot more. And don't forget, <Linux> Google
is your friend.

Also, you would do well to read Alien Bob's wiki.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 07-17-2009 at 05:07 AM. Reason: added Alien Bob's wiki
 
Old 07-17-2009, 07:06 AM   #3
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Hi,

I would add 'Slackware Basics' and 'Rute Tutorial & Exposition'.

As for slow start up it could be a few things as Bruce stated. Services for one. You should check that 'atalk' is not selected unless you have a 'apple talk' network.

Another possible fix would be sure to have 'compact' selected in your '/etc/lilo.conf'. If not then edit and add to the global section. You will have to run 'lilo' as root to write your bootloader.

'Configuring your network in Slackware' by Alien_Bob is a great article.

The above links and others available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
  


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