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Old 05-28-2013, 11:18 PM   #31
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Ok so i have it installed and follow the post install guide and created my first user. Now while logged in with my user i type the su -c kdm as directed but keep getting error: su: authentication failure. I know its probably something dumb but any idea's?
 
Old 05-28-2013, 11:40 PM   #32
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Ok so i have it installed and follow the post install guide and created my first user. Now while logged in with my user i type the su -c kdm as directed but keep getting error: su: authentication failure. I know its probably something dumb but any idea's?
You have to provide root password when asked for a pass

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:54 PM   #33
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Ty, now all i need to do is setup network so i can research stuff better without relogging all the time into windows. Initially during slack setup i used dhcp. Now when i try going to network settings and add wired every option is grayed out. I also went back to root to try netconfig and use the auto option but still every option in network manager gui is grayed out. Thanks so far, amazing community.
 
Old 05-29-2013, 12:03 AM   #34
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You have to provide root password when asked for a pass
Plus, in my opinion, there is no point using kdm that way.

Either use "startx" after booting on runlevel 3 (not editing /etc/inittab) to launch a graphical environment. In that case you can run "xwmconfig" before running startx to choose you desktop or xindows manager.

Or (as root) type "nano /etc/inittab" to change that line
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
replacing "3" with"4" like this:
Code:
id:4:initdefault:
Then after next reboot kdm will start automatically.
 
Old 05-29-2013, 01:54 AM   #35
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Plus, in my opinion, there is no point using kdm that way.

Either use "startx" after booting on runlevel 3 (not editing /etc/inittab) to launch a graphical environment. In that case you can run "xwmconfig" before running startx to choose you desktop or xindows manager.

Or (as root) type "nano /etc/inittab" to change that line
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
replacing "3" with"4" like this:
Code:
id:4:initdefault:
Then after next reboot kdm will start automatically.
Thank you, but how do i make xfce log in automatically. I already chose it in xwmconfig yet kde boots up always. Also is there anyway to uninstall kde or will i have ro reinstall slackware!?. Kde is sluggish on ssd and my high end pc
 
Old 05-29-2013, 02:13 AM   #36
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Ok so if anyone else ever needs to make slackware log into xfce automatically follow this guide:

http://bovitron.com/blogostu/2012/05...ackware-13-37/

P.s

This is so exciting and addicting must sleep almost 3 am lol.

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:35 AM   #37
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Ok so if anyone else ever needs to make slackware log into xfce automatically follow this guide:

http://bovitron.com/blogostu/2012/05...ackware-13-37/

P.s

This is so exciting and addicting must sleep almost 3 am lol.
There is no need for that hack.

Settings you made in xwmconfig simply do not apply to kdm.

In kdm, just choose "xfce" as the desktop to use using the arrow before confirming. That will become your default setting.

And do not remove KDE from your system, you won't speed up anything. Just don't use it.

Also, documents at the root of your Slackware DVD are worth reading. Begin with Slackware-HOWTO and README.TXT.

You could also read the mails sent to "root" during installation. For that, as root, just type "mail" and hit "2", "Enter" for page down, then "q" to leave the mail program.

And for all your documentations needs , see http://docs.slackware.com.

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:15 AM   #38
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I've searched everywhere how to use kdm to do that but couldn't find it. Mostly finding guides to go from xfce to kde. I'll resort to the hack for now. I'm attempting to install nvidia but does this mean i can't use the latest version 319.xx and only download 310.xx from slackbuilds and main nvidia site to match the version on slackbuilds?

Also i attempted to change the timeout time for lilo boot in Lilo.conf but nothing changed so i'm assuming i have to run the liloconfig again and just reinstall Lilo? Lilo scares me because i don't want to destroy it. But the boot time os driving me nuts. After pressing enter the scrolling text takes 15 to 20 sec to finally hit the log in screen.
When i boot windows 7 it takes a total of 5 sec after hitting enter in lilo (after reboot) .

There might be some typos in my msgs because i type these messages from my phone now. I got internet setup but after doing above i will attempt to learn how to install keypass to use my mint backups in slackware. Again i really appreciate the help thus far .
 
Old 05-29-2013, 10:59 AM   #39
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You can use the newest driver from Nvidia, you don't even have to use the Slackbuild.
regarding Lilo, anytime you change the configuration you have to re-run Lilo, just launch as root
Code:
lilo
 
Old 05-29-2013, 12:36 PM   #40
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Thanks but i had to reinstall slackware because earlier i messed up my fstab when i installed slackware the first time and lilo messed up bad. Also i unselected games and kde install. Remember i am on ssd so i need to remove whatever junk i don't need.

Now whats driving me crazy is try to install nouveau blacklist. I tried pkgtool and option other but i cannot get into cd rom for extra packages. I tried /mnt/cdrom , cdrom, /cdrom, sdcx, then i tried the installpkg and directory to txz file but it said it doesn't exist. I read the pkgtool howto on slacker but can't figure ot out.

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Old 05-29-2013, 01:33 PM   #41
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Ok, well I have a more pressing matter now. Two installs and fdisk decided to ignore my partitions and made them wrong:

When I set it up in linux it was like this:

/boot - 300MB
/swap - 4GB
/ - 200GB
/home - 261.xxGB

But my partitions look like this now:

http://i.imgur.com/7D3TG2V.jpg

This is the second install I did and it looks like this again..
 
Old 05-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #42
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Now whats driving me crazy is try to install nouveau blacklist. I tried pkgtool and option other but i cannot get into cd rom for extra packages. I tried /mnt/cdrom , cdrom, /cdrom, sdcx, then i tried the installpkg and directory to txz file but it said it doesn't exist. I read the pkgtool howto on slacker but can't figure ot out.
You have to mount the cd first if the system hasn't mounted it for you. Or, just grab the nouveau blacklist package from an ftp mirror.
 
Old 05-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #43
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Ok, well I have a more pressing matter now. Two installs and fdisk decided to ignore my partitions and made them wrong:

When I set it up in linux it was like this:

/boot - 300MB
/swap - 4GB
/ - 200GB
/home - 261.xxGB

But my partitions look like this now:

http://i.imgur.com/7D3TG2V.jpg

This is the second install I did and it looks like this again..
fdisk does exactly what you tell it to do, so i suspect that this may be a mistake with the units fdisk uses. Try it with cfdisk instead, it is easier to use that.
 
Old 05-29-2013, 02:46 PM   #44
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Thanks but i had to reinstall slackware because earlier i messed up my fstab when i installed slackware the first time and lilo messed up bad. Also i unselected games and kde install. Remember i am on ssd so i need to remove whatever junk i don't need.

Now whats driving me crazy is try to install nouveau blacklist. I tried pkgtool and option other but i cannot get into cd rom for extra packages. I tried /mnt/cdrom , cdrom, /cdrom, sdcx, then i tried the installpkg and directory to txz file but it said it doesn't exist. I read the pkgtool howto on slacker but can't figure ot out.
To mount cdrom you have to uncomment /dev/sr0 in fstab, it's commented out by default. Then mount it
Code:
mount /mnt/cdrom
also make sure you have cdrom folder in /mnt

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Thanks but i had to reinstall slackware because earlier i messed up my fstab when i installed slackware the first time and lilo messed up bad. Also i unselected games and kde install. Remember i am on ssd so i need to remove whatever junk i don't need.
Looks like you have 500GB of hard drive, I wouldn't worry about that space so much, besides you can uninstall it later on. I recommend full install, it's only 8,5GB, untill you get more familiar and comfortable with the system.

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #45
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Thanks I'll do these things after, had to fix my windows partition. Really messed up the MBR and couldn't boot at all, even windows repair did nothing, bootrec ect. Finally fixed it by using 3 different other tools and at the end windows repair hah. Heading to the gym now and will proceed with attempt 3 of installing slackware in a couple hours.

What do you guys think of using parted magic (boot cd) and creating unformatted partitions there including the swap. Then just skipping fdisk, cfdisk ect.. and use the format in the installation part to use the ext4.
 
  


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