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Old 05-21-2008, 09:03 PM   #16
rudy1094
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xorgsetup did the trick. I ran that and then startx and my xfrce started up. Is xorgsetup not part of the install or was it something with my machine that required me to have to run that separately? http://www.linux-laptop.net/ is a pretty neat website.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 09:31 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rudy1094
xorgsetup did the trick. I ran that and then startx and my xfrce started up. Is xorgsetup not part of the install or was it something with my machine that required me to have to run that separately? http://www.linux-laptop.net/ is a pretty neat website.
In Slackware, it's left up to you to manually setup your xorg.conf, and it is NOT part of the installer. There are a few different tools to use (like `Xorg -configure`, `xorgsetup`, or `xorgconfig`) or you can set it up manually (or copy an existing xorg.conf from a previous installation). I guess the reason it's not run by the installer is that it's not necessary to install X if you don't want to (or because different people may want to run different X setup tools).
 
Old 05-21-2008, 09:34 PM   #18
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Just a little tip. When I upgrade Slackware, I always do
a fresh install. My config files are saved here:
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ ls -l config-files/
total 8364
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users    43077 2008-04-03 17:33 2.6.24.4-config-ide
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users    41133 2008-04-03 17:33 2.6.24.4-config-noide
-rwxr--r--  1 mingdao users     5120 2008-04-17 22:48 Thumbs.db*
drwxr-xr-x 20 mingdao users     4096 2007-11-09 06:30 dic/
drwxr-xr-x  3 mingdao users        8 2008-05-05 21:49 etc/
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users     4819 2008-03-21 17:02 extra-pkg-list
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users     4819 2008-03-21 17:02 extra-pkg-list-1
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users      148 2008-04-04 07:43 extra-pkg-list-2
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users     6353 2008-03-24 08:26 filesystem
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users     3407 2008-03-21 17:08 filesystems
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users     4929 2008-03-24 08:25 filesystem~
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root      1083 2008-05-07 11:41 fstab
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users     1089 2008-03-11 08:24 fstab~
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root       648 2008-04-01 18:50 group
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root       640 2008-02-12 01:02 group-
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users     1264 2008-05-16 09:29 hosts
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root    root      1197 2008-03-24 16:41 lang.sh*
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root      1557 2008-05-15 20:50 lilo.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users    40002 2008-01-12 07:50 linux-2.6.23.12.config
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users    12382 2008-03-17 08:18 linux-2.6.24.3.config
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users    42982 2008-02-04 08:12 linux-2.6.24.config
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users  7856358 2008-05-02 08:38 nvidia.ko
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root      1011 2008-02-14 18:43 passwd
-rw-------  1 root    root      1060 2008-02-14 18:43 passwd-
drwxr-xr-x  4 mingdao users       16 2008-05-05 21:55 root/
-rw-r-----  1 root    shadow     572 2008-02-14 18:43 shadow
-rw-------  1 root    root       635 2008-02-14 18:43 shadow-
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users    40725 2008-05-07 08:10 silas-2.6.25.1-libata
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users     4991 2008-05-20 21:17 slackware_info_monitor.theme
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users     1466 2007-12-15 10:48 stardict
-r--r-----  1 root    root       607 2007-12-16 17:15 sudoers
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root      2567 2007-12-16 17:18 vimrc
-rwxr--r--  1 mingdao users   330043 2008-04-04 10:32 windows-firefox-fonts.png*
-rw-r--r--  1 mingdao users    13669 2008-05-16 23:56 xorg.conf
so everything necessary can be put back into place.

This is a sloppy method, and some Slack geeks like Alien Bob,
who have learned bash, have written scripts and made Slackpacks
to do this work for them.

Whatever you choose, it's good to backup things you might need
and don't want to be without.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 09:53 PM   #19
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Bruce, hehehehe, I see your backing up the theme I created.......I'm honored......LOL

Here is what the latest revision looks like:

http://sqdnguns.com/images/snapshot2.png

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