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Old 03-14-2011, 08:06 AM   #1
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I`m going to be a slacker :D


Hi all slackware users!. I have come to the decisions that Slackware will be my new and only us .. but I have some questions.

How to connect two wifi? I'll have a clean Xfce setup.

How to get to lilo to boot faster?

I guess what I wonder now and start with ..

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:18 AM   #2
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To boot LILO faster remove comment mark in /etc/lilo.conf before compact option and then run lilo command.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 08:23 AM   #3
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Congratulations on your decision to move to Slackware.
I've had good luck using wicd in /extra to connect to wifi.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 08:30 AM   #4
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It seems linman321 asked rather the question “How to connect two wifi?” instead of “How to connect to wifi?”.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 08:40 AM   #5
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It seems linman321 asked rather the question “How to connect two wifi?” instead of “How to connect to wifi?”.
Damn....you're right. My bad. So linman321 you want to connect two wireless routers, APs?
 
Old 03-14-2011, 09:04 AM   #6
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Hi all slackware users!. I have come to the decisions that Slackware will be my new and only us .. but I have some questions.
Welcome. :-)

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How to connect two wifi? I'll have a clean Xfce setup.
You could install `wicd' by using `slackpkg install wicd'. You have to select a mirror first in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors

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How to get to lilo to boot faster?
Add the word `compact' in /etc/lilo.conf and install the new lilo by usining `lilo -C /etc/lilo.conf'
 
Old 03-14-2011, 10:10 AM   #7
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Add the word `compact' in /etc/lilo.conf and install the new lilo by usining `lilo -C /etc/lilo.conf'
That should be -c (lowercase)

And it's not needed if you use the 'compact' option in lilo.conf

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:58 AM   #8
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Hello:

You will find really great help at: http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/sysadmin/index.html

In particular, the Slackware part of 'Adventures in System Admin' and 'Adventures with Applications'

For wireless, Wicd is the way to go.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 12:21 PM   #9
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That should be -c (lowercase)

And it's not needed if you use the 'compact' option in lilo.conf
I checked this in the man-page:

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       -C config-file
              lilo Specify an alternate pathname for the  configuration  file.
              This option overrides the use of the default configuration file,
              /etc/lilo.conf.
Another tweak is to change the timeout option in /etc/lilo.conf to a value like `timeout = 50'.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 12:45 PM   #10
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Thanks im writing from Slackware, so i can say that im a slacker to :P
 
Old 03-14-2011, 12:48 PM   #11
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I checked this in the man-page:

Code:
       -C config-file
              lilo Specify an alternate pathname for the  configuration  file.
              This option overrides the use of the default configuration file,
              /etc/lilo.conf.
Yes, and your point is? -c means compact, -C means use a different config file to /etc/lilo.conf. Your original point seemed to me like you meant to use campact not a different config.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #12
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Thanks im writing from Slackware, so i can say that im a slacker to :P
Congratulations! I am happy for you!
 
Old 03-15-2011, 11:42 AM   #13
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How to install stuff? is it slackpkg install package?

How to get an loginmanager?
 
Old 03-15-2011, 11:47 AM   #14
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You can install/upgrade from the official repo using slackpkg.
You can build packages using slackbuild scripts from www.slackbuilds.org and then use the regular package tools installpkg/upgradepkg/removepkg.
You can use sbopkg www.sbopkg.org to automate slackbuild scripts.

Read 'man slackpkg' and 'man sbopkg' for more info, but yes it is usually

slackpkg install <package>
slackpkg upgrade <package>

For a login manager you should have kdm installed by default. If (once X is working properly) you use the 'init 4' command it will start kdm. 'init 4' changes the 'runlevel'. To make it permanent you need to edit /etc/inittab and change the default runlevel to 4 like this:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:

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Old 03-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #15
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You can install/upgrade from the official repo using slackpkg.
You can build packages using slackbuild scripts from www.slackbuilds.org and then use the regular package tools installpkg/upgradepkg/removepkg.
You can use sbopkg www.sbopkg.org to automate slackbuild scripts.

Read 'man slackpkg' and 'man sbopkg' for more info, but yes it is usually

slackpkg install <package>
slackpkg upgrade <package>

For a login manager you should have kdm installed by default. If (once X is working properly) you use the 'init 4' command it will start kdm. 'init 4' changes the 'runlevel'. To make it permanent you need to edit /etc/inittab and change the default runlevel to 4 like this:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
No matter what I try to install in get: No packages match the pattern for installation. i have tryed slackpkg update but no change

I do not have kde installed so I need another loginmanager. slim shuld be fine.
 
  


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