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At first, I rebooted after the installation/configuration and I got absolutely NOTHING ("Unable to boot, press F1 to retry or F2 to Setup"). But I had "skipped" LILO. So I went back and chose "simple" and it works!!!!
Wow! This really wasn't that hard at all!!!
By the way, I used http://isoreader.alexfienman.com to create my CDs, after using Roxio's image writing capabilities and ending up with CDs that didn't work. I wasn't surprised, so I just did a quick search and came up with a real tool. ISOReader seems to have some bugs, though, but it let me burn all 4 CDs.
Gee, I really should get SSH working so I don't have to keep switching the monitor and keyboard cables. I hope that's not too hard.
If you installed the OpenSSH package during the installation, then you probably don't have to do anything to get the daemon started. If you installed nmap, you can check if the SSH daemon is listening on port 22 (the default), by running "nmap localhost" and if it is, you should see an entry for port 22 (I can't remember what the output from nmap looks like to be honest).
You said that you want to run Slackware 10.0 because you wish to support a website that is currently running on Slackware 10.0. I would recommend that you run Slackware 10.2 and be sure to keep an eye on the patches. The website should work regardless, but you will want to make sure you have the latest security updates if you are pointing the outside world to your server.
Either way, make sure to check the security patches for any needed updates.
Yes, I've run xorgsetup. I finally found the right refresh rates for my monitor (Horiz: 30-70, Vert: 50-160), but I can't seem to get it to work. My integrated graphics card (3D AGP Graphics) is not listed in the list of drivers. Maybe that's my problem?
XWindows is not my highest priority, though. I'm more concerned about network connectivity. During the installation, I received success messages with regard to network connectivity. But then SSH didn't work. I used "nmap localhost" and I can see SSH on port 22. So I tried to ping my router. I got the following error:
connect: Network is unreachable
I assumed that I had network connectivity because DHCP on my router has given this computer an IP address. (btw: I want to stop using DHCP and assign a static IP address, but that's later, I guess). Is this a driver issue again?
I guess this is what people were warning me about: being able to drive this on-motherboard video, audio, and network cards. But what's the solution? Where did you all go to find the answer?
Oh - I see the Security Alerts on the Slackware site, but how do I know which ones apply to 10.0, or they all do?
You still haven't written much about what hardware you actually have. I think 3D AGP is a description but not a name or make. I suspect, having looked at Dell's site that you might have Intel integrated graphics in which case searching LQ might help. Running lspci as root might give you some information you can use. Alternatively phone up dell and ask them. Another option is to run a live disc such as kubuntu which has excellent hardware detection and see how it sets up xorg.conf.
Similar considerations apply to networking. A way round it if you have a spare PCI slot is to put in a network card. They are cheap.