1. When loging in as root my terminal emulators look right but when I load up a terminal emulator as a normal user they just have 'bash-2.05 #' instead of the normal user then location prompt.
Edit $HOME/.bashrc and put
You may take a look at /etc/profile and copy it from there.
2. When logged in as root I can change the look and feel of KDE using control center, when loged in as a normal user it won't let me, I can load up control center but no changed I make in it have any effect either in real time or after a reboot.
Sorry, I don't use KDE. Only Fluxbox/IceWM.
Hey, try XFCE4, very cool !
3. No bsetbg or bsetroot command, I can't find where to download it either.
4. Half my programs won't compile without the kernel source, on the file list on the CD it say's it should be in [cddir]/slackware/k/kernelsource.tar however the /slackware/k directory doesn't even exist!! All the others do, such as a, d, e, f etc but no k.
Kernel header is enough for apps compilation.
If you need full kernel source you must download it (a lot of crying ask for kernel-source on CD #1, hopefully Patrick will bless it in the next version).
5. I have my windows partitions mounted under /mnt/xp and /mnt/music but when logged in as a normal user I can't access them, what's going on?
edit /etc/fstab to something like this:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/xp vfat umask=0,gid=users 0 0
I like to add shortname=mixed,quiet also for the options.
1. How can I turn of the annoying beep every time I press something I shouldn't at the terminal, both real and emulated(ie pressing backspace when there's nothing to delete)?
I want to know too
2. VIM is playing up hugely when in an emulated terminal - I have my keyboard set up correctly in XF86Config and it works fine in other text editors but in vim the insert button does lots of ther things but insert text, nothing works right. I can put in : commands okay though.
find vimrc_example (maybe at /usr/share/vim) copy it as $HOME/.vimrc
3. (Big problem) When logged in as a normal user I often need to su in an xterm to edit a file in vim or launch a program with root permissions. The problem is that when su'ed a good chunk of my programs aren't available to the super user, typing konqueror as super user just comes up with an error. As soon as I exit and return to my normal user konqueror is available.
Does not happens to me, but you can fix the root's PATH at /root/.bashrc