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alpinewonder 07-17-2003 10:28 PM

Installed Slackware, but don't see everything that installed

I just installed Slackware and I got everything working right (I think) and I managed to get LILO set up dual booting Slackware and XP. But I have a problem when I go into Slackware and log in as root. As soon as I log in I do ls to see what's on my drive but only 2 files show up! They are both named the same thing (one in help file and one is a program of some sort).

Where is everything else?! There should be LOTS more stuff installed right? Did something go wrong with the install or am I just not knowing how to use linux? I can load up KDE just fine by typing in startx and it opens up no problem (except for no mouse, I'll have to figure that one out later. On a side note how do I get out of KDE using the keyboard and how do I use the menu bar?).

I'm so confused why this happened and if it is right then I am so confused with how to use it. Please help!


shellcode 07-17-2003 10:39 PM

are the files loadlin16c.txt and by any chance??

you are in the root's home directory....try the command:
cd /
to get to the root directory of the system..
obviosly it installed if tKDE loads up

on a should not be logging in as root anyways: make a user account you can login to with the command: adduser

alpinewonder 07-17-2003 10:44 PM

Yeah I am going to create a new user. Thanks for the info on that, those are indeed the files. I tried every other variation of cd i could try to get out of that directory, haha. Thanks for the help!

ghostdancer 07-17-2003 10:49 PM

>> Message removed <<

Sorry for the double POST

ghostdancer 07-17-2003 10:51 PM

Don't worry, if you can login, that means the system is up. It just that you need to do some fine tuning that suit your needs. Slackware by default does not give you the X login screen. You can start the X with command:

$ startx

However, you should try to configure X before try that command, coz' it will most likely start the X windows system in non-accel mode (which mean the X will behave _very_ slow).

You can configure X by typing command:

$ xf86cfg

Save the file to /etc/X11/XF86Config. (Suggest backup the old file to another name before overwrite it).

Did you did a full installation?? There is a very useful ncurses utility that I always recommend new user who are not familiar with command line interface.

$ mc

Just run it, you will know what I meant :)

If it is not installed, try install it. The package name is: mc-4.6.0-i386-1.tgz

Good luck!

ps: Slackware turn 10 today! Long live Slackware!

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