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Shao Lung 04-16-2011 08:06 PM

slack 13.1
 
Well a lot has changed since slackware 10... almost so much i dont even know what to do,,, xfconfig got shifted to xorgconfig now neither work.. perhaps i dont need to config this anymore? what happened with ifconfig it doesnt work either though i can man ifconfig and get all the info... one more thing whats with this gui?? kde blackbox are the same whats the best way to ditch this and put on something cool like dropline gnome or even just gnome,, i noticed gnome isnt even an option in our general setup.. which wow has changed a little,,, oh yeah why are there two penguins showing up on my single core 3.2 intel?

Thanks in advance

hitest 04-16-2011 08:14 PM

Dude...welcome home to Slackware. If you want Gnome I suggest you install GSB. Gnomeslackbuild is the least invasive version of gnome for Slackware out there. I would stay clear of DLG.

http://gnomeslackbuild.org/

The newest version of Xorg shipped with Slackware 13.1 will "just work" in most cases without your intervention.

TobiSGD 04-16-2011 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shao Lung (Post 4326697)
oh yeah why are there two penguins showing up on my single core 3.2 intel?

I would assume that your CPU supports hyperthreading and therefore is seen as CPU with two logical cores.

mRgOBLIN 04-16-2011 09:00 PM

http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s..._AND_HINTS.TXT

If you want a pretty decent over-view of what's changed since 10.0 then you should probably read the above mentioned file for each release.

Slackware-10.0 was released in 2004 so it's not surprising the something has changed... I think people would be disappointed if it hadn't.

/sbin/ifconfig works just fine and has not changed at all. Maybe you need `ifconfig -a` to show all interfaces. You can still use `netconfig` to set up your networking as was the case in 10.0.

Shao Lung 04-16-2011 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hitest (Post 4326700)
Dude...welcome home to Slackware. If you want Gnome I suggest you install GSB. Gnomeslackbuild is the least invasive version of gnome for Slackware out there. I would stay clear of DLG.

http://gnomeslackbuild.org/

The newest version of Xorg shipped with Slackware 13.1 will "just work" in most cases without your intervention.


I would like to thank everyone in their replies. wow Slack is still where its at, im not just talking about the awesome product, and its code, im referring to the community. All the answers i asked were answered thanks.

alright why keep from dlg? i only ask as i started with dlg at slack 9.**.. its a habit thing, I really am disapointed with this new, gui interface,,, so I want something familiar.. I dont mind Gnome, so Ill go look for GSB..
Thanks once again you have all helped out and all your answers were correct. The amazing part was the hyperthreading answer,, yes,, yes its a 3.2 hyperthread.
thanks again

SLACK IT UP

Shao Lung 04-17-2011 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mRgOBLIN (Post 4326719)
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/s..._AND_HINTS.TXT

If you want a pretty decent over-view of what's changed since 10.0 then you should probably read the above mentioned file for each release.

Slackware-10.0 was released in 2004 so it's not surprising the something has changed... I think people would be disappointed if it hadn't.

/sbin/ifconfig works just fine and has not changed at all. Maybe you need `ifconfig -a` to show all interfaces. You can still use `netconfig` to set up your networking as was the case in 10.0.

right,,, yeah dumb error, lack of memory resources,, perhaps i should log on as su,,, or,, root ??? lol yeah thansk all good here, and thanks for hints.

mRgOBLIN 04-17-2011 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shao Lung (Post 4326794)
right,,, yeah dumb error, lack of memory resources,, perhaps i should log on as su,,, or,, root ??? lol yeah thansk all good here, and thanks for hints.

Yes just open up a terminal and use
Code:

su -
(notice the dash) to become root when you need to do administration type things.

By all means log on as root to perform administrative tasks but probably not a good idea for the day to day use.

Happy Slacking.

tommcd 04-17-2011 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by shao Lung (Post 4326697)
xfconfig got shifted to xorgconfig now neither work.. perhaps i dont need to config this anymore?

Another option besides xorgconfig is to run xorgetup. It is more automatic than using xorgconfig, which will ask you detailed questions about your mouse, keyboard, and graphics. See the Slack Book: http://slackbook.org/html/x-window-system.html

Alien Bob 04-17-2011 06:48 AM

If you want something similar to the old Gnome of Slackware 10, perhaps you can try XFCE instead. That way you don't have to install a load of 3rd party software just to get Gnome back.

Eric

Pixxt 04-17-2011 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shao Lung (Post 4326788)
alright why keep from dlg? i only ask as i started with dlg at slack 9.**.. its a habit thing, I really am disapointed with this new, gui interface,,, so I want something familiar.. I dont mind Gnome, so Ill go look for GSB..

Dropline was the Gnome build of choice many years ago, however it seems to be kinda of dead. I do not mean to imply that DLG is dead but the releases are at best 2-4 months behind the normal Gnome release cycle and the forums are pretty much dead now in days. GSB seems to be the most used and current out of the Gnome builds in the last few years.

Shao Lung 04-18-2011 01:55 PM

Well I setup xfce. thanks for all the help.

dugan 04-18-2011 02:09 PM

Dropline has never hesitated to make changes to Slackware that they believe are either improvements, or necessary to get optimal functionality in GNOME. By contrast, every other GNOME project for Slackware has focussed on disturbing as little of the rest of Slackware as possible. The fact that Dropline started when GNOME was still part of Slackware should tell you where their priorities are.

BTW, here are two examples of how Dropline's developers and users have conducted themselves here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post2305502
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post2456565

MTK358 04-18-2011 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4328304)
BTW, here are two examples of how Dropline's developers and users have conducted themselves here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post2305502
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post2456565

I don't understand.

dugan 04-18-2011 04:45 PM

The first link shows a Dropline GNOME developer repeatedly accusing me of trolling, simply because I asked for more details on a performance claim that another Dropline GNOME developer made.

The second link shows a Dropline GNOME user describing the Slackware team, and Slackware users who don't use DLG, as "little Lemmings" who "don't ever seem to have a mind of their own."

These are not the kinds of people who would care at all about Slackware integration.

hitest 04-18-2011 04:49 PM

Politics aside I can say that I've used both DLG and GSB. If I had to again choose a version of Gnome for Slackware I would go with GSB. I found DLG to be invasive, that is, it changed my standard Slackware installation much more than GSB.


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