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Old 08-10-2012, 03:54 AM   #16
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Try to run "xorgconfig" as root to set up your graphics card correctly.
 
Old 08-10-2012, 05:38 AM   #17
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Thanks for moving to slackware section

OK, i reinstalled it from the 3 iso files i got from this mirror site , and accepted all the defaults for a full install. I was also following this step-by-step setup guide and noticed that it didn't prompt me to select a windows manager as in the examples.

startx didn't work again, couldn't find it in the /usr/bin folder

I ran slackpkg update then upgrade-all. Took ages. It returned md5sum errors for samba, seamonkey, vsftpd and yasm packages.

I can now see startx and startxfce4 in usr/bin but it still won't work.

I have 4 xorg-server packages in /var/log/packages: xephyr, xnest, xvfb, and xorg-server-1.9.5-i486-1
In pkgtools view i see x11-skel, x11-ssh, x11-perf packages
 
Old 08-10-2012, 05:45 AM   #18
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Look in /etc/X11/xinit. Are there any xinitrc.whateverDEorWMs in there?
Code:
bash-4.1$ ls /etc/X11/xinit
README.Xmodmap	xinitrc.blackbox  xinitrc.fvwm2  xinitrc.twm	 xinitrc.xfce
xinitrc		xinitrc.fluxbox   xinitrc.kde	 xinitrc.wmaker

Last edited by brianL; 08-10-2012 at 05:49 AM.
 
Old 08-10-2012, 05:47 AM   #19
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can you try with
Code:
telinit 4
as root, that should just work.
And then again another messing un with slackpkg :/ I'm sorry but now you have to fix that for first:
edit your /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf
set
Code:
DOWNLOAD_ALL=on
CHECKGPG=off
(you will set on checkgpg later)

then go with the sequence
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all
slackpkg clean-system
Yes type it two times because of xfce
This way you should have a working and updated slackware, just be careful with config files
Also you may want to update to slackware-current, this morning Pat wrote this:
Quote:
Good hello, and happy Thursday! Mercury went direct early yesterday morning,
and it was like the bugs started to fix themselves. It's almost enough to get
me believing in that hocus-pocus nonsense! So, here's a bunch of updates that
fix all of the reported issues in the beta, and we'll call this the 14.0
release candidate 1. Still some updates needed for the top-level
documentation files, but we're clearly in the home stretch now (finally).

Last edited by Celyr; 08-10-2012 at 05:56 AM.
 
Old 08-10-2012, 06:29 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Celyr View Post
And then again another messing un with slackpkg :/ I'm sorry but now you have to fix that for first:
edit your /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf
set
Code:
DOWNLOAD_ALL=on
CHECKGPG=off
(you will set on checkgpg later)

then go with the sequence
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all
slackpkg clean-system
Yes type it two times because of xfce
This way you should have a working and updated slackware, just be careful with config files
This applies to Slackware -current, but not to 13.37.

Quote:
Originally Posted by spaghettios
OK, i reinstalled it from the 3 iso files i got from this mirror site ,
I see 6 ISOs on that page. Which of them do you have downloaded and used for your install?
Anyways, if you have slackpkg configured to point to a mirror of your choice (uncomment one near you for 13.37 in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors) you can install missing packages with
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install slackware
This should help if missing packages really are your issue.
 
Old 08-10-2012, 07:14 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
This applies to Slackware -current, but not to 13.37.
So should i reverse those changes to the config?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
I see 6 ISOs on that page. Which of them do you have downloaded and used for your install?
Anyways, if you have slackpkg configured to point to a mirror of your choice (uncomment one near you for 13.37 in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors) you can install missing packages with
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install slackware
This should help if missing packages really are your issue.
I downloaded the first 3, as it didn't prompt me for any more disks. But actually there must have been something wrong, because when i went through the whole thing again and had everything selected to install ... but there's no sign of X11 in /etc at all! So will slackpkg install slackware get me the X package as a whole?

cheers
 
Old 08-10-2012, 07:16 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=Celyr;4750776]can you try with
Code:
telinit 4
as root, that should just work.

Thanks, the telinit keeps giving me the " ID x1 respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes" message, trying to do the same thing over and over, should i just kill it?
 
Old 08-10-2012, 07:59 AM   #23
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You can switch back to init 3
Code:
telinit 3
I think that your installation isn't complete, try out what TobiSGD said:
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg install slackware
this should install the packages that you left out.
 
Old 08-11-2012, 12:53 AM   #24
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So should i reverse those changes to the config?
You can leave the DOWLOAD_ALL option on, this wil just cause that all packages are downloaded before they are installed/upgraded, but I would recommend to set the CHECKGPG option back to on.

Quote:
So will slackpkg install slackware get me the X package as a whole?
It will give you a standard full install, including X.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 02:01 PM   #25
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There was something wrong with the size of my partitions. Originally i set 4 partitions with 1 as boot (10gb); 2 as swap (4gb); 3 with /usr mounted (3gb); 4 with /home mounted (3gb). Then i did it again with the sized bumped up because something had to be missing, to 10/7/7/7 and i have it now. Don't know which one is relevant, probably the second partition. Sorry for not doing this earlier, although i do feel like i've learnt a lot about package management just by following your instructions.

Thanks for all your help!
 
  


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