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i am right that slack 10 does not have a "gui" and i need to download "dropline gnome" so if i get connected to the net without a "gui" what command do you use from command line to go to a website or cant i thanks nige
You do not have to download Dropline Gnome to get to a gui. If you did a full install and installed everything from the second cd, then you have X. Just type in startx to start up a gui. To configure which gui is started, use the command xwmconfig to choose.
Originally posted by master i am right that slack 10 does not have a "gui" and i need to download "dropline gnome" so if i get connected to the net without a "gui" what command do you use from command line to go to a website or cant i thanks nige
It depends on what you installed. Slack 10 comes with KDE, Gnome, and some others. Try links or lynks if you just want to visit websites through the console.
ok folks i just thought id say getting a gui working nice and easy thanks for your help iv yet to get connected to the internet though "eth0" is not running i took the driver i had on a floppy disk which i used for my other linux distro and installed it the driver was a "bcm4400.o" still know luck i am wandering if it is some thing to do with the kernel dont know how many of you slack people have allso got redhat but redhat has got a internet config wizzard where you can say how you are connected to the net ie "ethernet" or "usb" has slack allso got one of these or is ther another way of doing things any help appreciated thanks
Slack will boot faster, only install what you want it to install (outside of the base system), and it really just flies! If you are worried about package management, try swaret. It does a nice job. Some purists might say it isn't the slackware way, but it sure makes grabbing and installing packages a breeze (as well as dependencies!). Also linuxpackages.net has tons of info, packages, and articles.
hello folks im back once again i wont go in to details but i have reinstalled my "slack 10" the problem is when i type "startx" i dont get a gui i was sure when i reinstalled from cd i installed everything during the install i got a few errors i did not look what they were maybe its possible x did not install if that is the case how do i know upgrade my slack10 from the cd or what do i do any help please