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Old 10-26-2003, 07:29 PM   #1
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installing slack..graphical interface?


is there a graphical interface with installing slackware? in other words will i be able to install slack like it was mandrake or a distro like that? because one of my friends told me i couldnt, but he likes to exagerate to make himself sound smarter sometimes. so is installing slackware diffacult if the only thing ive installed before was suse and mandrake (and windows of course)?


im temp. groudned from the interent at my house, so im using a friends computer in the morning before school and at night when im over here, so if there is a way to respong without asking alot of questions that will be well appreciated!



thanks
 
Old 10-26-2003, 07:34 PM   #2
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the default installation of slackware is quite easy thats if u know what ur doing
 
Old 10-26-2003, 07:57 PM   #3
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Installing Slackware is not the same as Mandrake. But you'll see menu's based on ncurses (like midnight commander, or make menuconfig when configuring a kernel) .
Disk partitioning is different, you will have to do that before entering the setup program. cfdisk is a good tool for that and it is included. Slackware will detect a lot of hardware automaticly, but not all hardware is detected.
Configuring X will be harder, because there is not a tool included (or I didn't discover it) which makes it unnecessary to edit the XF86Config file by hand (activating DPMS and scroll mouse wheel for example).
 
Old 10-26-2003, 08:34 PM   #4
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Please explain to your friend that ncurses is in fact a GUI... wow, ain't that a suprise!

Sure it won't be shiny schminy like RH or Mandy but hey, if it can tell you how to select stuff, can scroll up and down, and enter stuff... well, that's GUI enough.

 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:43 PM   #5
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Please explain to your friend that ncurses is in fact a GUI... wow, ain't that a suprise!
Well, known also as a Text Based GUI that is..
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:06 PM   #6
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Well, known also as a Text Based GUI that is..
A texted-based Graphical User Interface.



It doesn't need to be all fancy. It is easy enough to use as is. Only thing I could see slack maybe adding is a way to resize windows partitions during the installation (like YAST2 does) but without the graphics.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:30 PM   #7
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Configuring X will be harder, because there is not a tool included (or I didn't discover it) which makes it unnecessary to edit the XF86Config file by hand (activating DPMS and scroll mouse wheel for example).
A simple 'xf86config' will bring up a setup program. You don't _have_ to edit by hand.
 
  


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