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Old 10-07-2003, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question Starting with Slackware


I just installed Slackware, and well i'm a total newbie, and I have no idea what to do, I entered my root and the password, and logged in, and I tryed to setup my internet connection with adsl-setup, and then tryed to connect with adsl-start, but it didn't work, and well i first want to get my gnome up, and running, so i can atleast start playing around with my desktop, and stuff....
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:53 PM   #2
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try this:
startx

It will start X and you should be able to get into gnome. If that doesnt work then try:
gdm

Hope you enjoy slack

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Old 10-07-2003, 09:54 PM   #3
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how do i start X exactly?
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:56 PM   #4
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type the command:
startx and press enter

if all you see is a bunch of text and nothing happens then post what it says.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:57 PM   #5
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K, thanx a lot dergro
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:57 PM   #6
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First thing you need to configure your X system, if you can't get dsl to work try using this program http://freshmeat.net/projects/rp-pppoe/?topic_id=150 is pretty easy to use and it works great... And if you are having trouble making your X work let us know.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:58 PM   #7
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ok, thanx for the URL, boreo

oh yea and i was wondering is there a slackware Live Cd?
if there is plz tell me where i can get it!

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Old 10-07-2003, 10:00 PM   #8
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To change the from one environment to the other just type:

xwmconfig

choose the other you want and then type:
startx to check it out.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:01 PM   #9
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First thing you need to configure your X system
Scarface you can do that by running the command:
xf86config
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:02 PM   #10
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Thank you Dergro, and Frandella
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:03 PM   #11
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ok, thanx for the URL, boreo

oh yea and i was wondering is there a slackware Live Cd?
if there is plz tell me where i can get it!
Hmm I dont think there is a live cd for slack but if your interested you should check out Knoppix
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:06 PM   #12
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oh yea, i just remembered, i also need to get gnome 2.4, and i'm not sure if i need to compile it or not, because i heard it can take up to 16 hours to compile, unless i use flux box.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:13 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Scarface
oh yea, i just remembered, i also need to get gnome 2.4, and i'm not sure if i need to compile it or not, because i heard it can take up to 16 hours to compile, unless i use flux box.
You should take a look at Dropline Gnome

I used it when I had slack and really enjoyed it. you can download a binary (no need to compile) so dont worry about waiting 16 hours. (Not sure what you mean about fluxbox though)

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Old 10-07-2003, 10:20 PM   #14
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no i heard, that if i use flux box then i could surf the web and all that while the gnome is compiling, but if i don't use it then i'd probably have to wait 16 hours, and can't do anything!
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:26 PM   #15
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Scarface you dont have to compile gnome, you could get a binary. Dropline is easy to install you should go check it out (link in my other post) I guarantee you wont have to wait 16 hours (well maybe if you have 56k..)
 
  


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