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Old 04-27-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Slax 5.0.4 HD Install Strangeness


Hey guys just installed Slax 5.0.4 to hard drive and must say it's pretty sweet. A few strange things, tho. Everthing's normal when logged in as root BUT when logged in to X as a non-root user (created via 'adduser' command) ...

- Kmix missing from task bar, in fact not seen in any menus
- same with video icon next to where kmix should be

Finally, video seems much worse than when logged in as root. Fonts aren't as clear ... much choppier and harder to see. What I find unusual is my /etc/X11 directory has XFree86 as non-root user, but it's not there when I run from CD.

Any ideas? Thanks.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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Sorry for going off topic, but i'd like to know what advantage one gets from installing Slax on the HD, instead of Slackware..
 
Old 04-27-2005, 03:33 PM   #3
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You're right, it's off topic. Back to topic ...
 
Old 04-27-2005, 03:40 PM   #4
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No need for the attitude, sheesh, sorry for asking.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 03:46 PM   #5
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You might ask at the Slax forum. They might have more information, since they specialise in Slax.

The link is here,
http://slax.linux-live.org/forum/

But i guess you already know
http://slax.linux-live.org/forum/vie...highlight=kmix
 
Old 04-27-2005, 06:33 PM   #6
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My guess is that it's a rights issue. If, logged in as the non-privileged user, KDE can't access kmix or the video app, it probably drops off the menu/system.

Xushi, the benefits of installing slax on the hard drive are that Slax has some apps already installed that Slackware doesn't. It's really easy to get going from the start with nonstandard apps. Purists probably wouldn't like it. People that really like to just install and go would.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 07:24 PM   #7
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Turns out kmix *is* showing as a menu item, under multimedia.

Kmix executable is located in opt/kde/bin. Launching it brings up a red X on the icon in system tray with 'mixer can't be found' descriptive when hovering mouse over it.

permissions:

owner - read, write, execute
group - read, execute
others - read, execute

Does this suggest some ownership issue or perhaps something else in light of this info? Suggested diagnosis? TIA!
 
Old 04-28-2005, 11:17 PM   #8
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:31 PM   #9
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usermod -G audio,video username as root if your in any other groups you'll have to type those as well or they'll be erase. try kuser in the system menu which is a graphical usermanager.

Last edited by Boow; 04-29-2005 at 10:33 PM.
 
  


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