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Old 05-24-2003, 12:27 PM   #1
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Question KDE and Gnome desktops


I am fairly new to the linux world and have chosen Slackware to be my OS of choice for linux. I have a question:
Does Slackware 9 support the Gnome and KDE desktop environments? If so, how do I install them?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:32 PM   #2
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Yes, when you install slack, it will ask you for the packages you want to install, choose the KDE package (for KDE, of course), and GTK package for GNOME (I'm pretty sure about this, but not confirmed because I don't use Gnome).

To be on the safe side... you might want to install EVERYTHING... and then use pkgtool to remove packages you don't need.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 02:22 PM   #3
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Question After Installation of Slackware 9...

Thanks for the info...
However, I have another question:

After I install Slackware 9, and the computer reboots, I come to a prompt that wants a user, I can't seem to get past it. The system keeps telling invalid login.

I have installed Slackware 9 with all packages.

Any tips would be appreciated...
 
Old 05-24-2003, 03:23 PM   #4
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Did you create a user during install?

If not, login as: root ,using the password you made during install, if you didnt make one, just hit enter.
 
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then the root password it asked for near the end of the slack 9 install process.

The command "adduser" will let you add user names and passwords.

after that you'll need to run xf86config or xf86setup (i don't recall which atm) and go thru the setup process. then the command "start x" will start up whichever gui you chose during the install as your default.

There's much more to learn of course but one step at a time =)

Rob
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:26 PM   #6
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its xf86config but you shouldnt have to do that with slack 9, or at least i didnt have to, also, you should remove all kde packages(it sucks), set up gnome, then download dropline gnome from www.dropline.net/gnome, it is by far the best looking/best performing gui. all you do when you have the tgz is installpkg dropline.... .tgz then type dropline-installer. seriously yall you should check it out it kicks ass.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:31 PM   #7
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Id leave KDE in, the libraries at least, to help compatability with other programs. Many good programs need them.


And dropline GNOME sucks. Just stick with the packages that come w/ Slackware.
 
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aye I used dropline gnome in 8.1 but I have gnome 2.2 with slack 9 working sweet and beautiful now.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:55 AM   #9
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And dropline GNOME sucks
Hey now...a little hard on the Beaver huh Ward? I agree...I don't like dropline much, and I'd just stick with the packages included with Slack. I kind of like Blackbox as far as Window Managers go...but for Desktops...KDE performs well these days.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 01:36 PM   #10
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...KDE performs well these days.
Yes, it does. Besides Mosfet's HP Liquid only works with KDE, and it does an Xcellent job of Customizing it's look.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 02:17 PM   #11
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WHAT!!???? Dropline kicketh assseth all over the place, it should just take over for gnome. god, kde justs looks like fisher-price linux.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:14 PM   #12
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WHAT!!???? Dropline kicketh assseth all over the place, it should just take over for gnome. god, kde justs looks like fisher-price linux.
That's the beauty of Linux...you control your system...and you have choices. So, hey, dropline on my friend.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:39 PM   #13
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I should have seen this DE war coming... :P

He asked, he got his answer, I don't think we should spread propaganda in this thread... heheh.
 
  


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