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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?
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.
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 =)
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.
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.