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Old 04-10-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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Question Trying to install SLiM


OK, now that I'm up and running with Slackware, I'm customizing.

I run Xfce only, enabled runlevel:4, which defaults to a VERY generic login manager (xdm?). So, wanting to dive into installing SlackBuilds, I downloaded SLiM, and installed (I think?), following these leads/instructions:

http://slackwiki.com/SLiM
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.0/system/slim/
http://slackbuilds.org/howto/

Everything seemed to install OK after running the slim.SlackBuild script in the terminal, and I logged out to test, but there's no SLiM login screen, just the generic (xdm?) still.

There's no "/slim/themes" in "/usr/share". But there are files listed in /tmp that seem to indicate that everything was installed.

How do I troubleshoot/fix my SLiM installation?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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According http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:window_managers:slim you have to run xwmconfig before you can use slim (which, apparently, will overwrite your current .xinitrc), maybe try that, if you haven't already?



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Ohh, my 100th post )
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Did you add
Code:
if [ -x /usr/bin/slim ]; then
  exec /usr/bin/slim -nodaemon 
fi
to /etc/rc.d/rc.4 as per the instructions?

And what does
Code:
$ which slim
tell you?

EDIT:
If you don't have /usr/share/slim then you did not correctly install slim. Did you run the slackbuild script as root?

Last edited by BroX; 04-10-2013 at 05:58 PM.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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According http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:window_managers:slim you have to run xwmconfig before you can use slim (which, apparently, will overwrite your current .xinitrc), maybe try that, if you haven't already?
I gave that a try, and it didn't work.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:03 PM   #5
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Did you add
Code:
if [ -x /usr/bin/slim ]; then
  exec /usr/bin/slim -nodaemon 
fi
to /etc/rc.d/rc.4 as per the instructions?

And what does
Code:
$ which slim
tell you?

EDIT:
If you don't have /usr/share/slim then you did not correctly install slim. Did you run the slackbuild script as root?
Yes, I added that info to rc.4 (double checked, it's there).

Output for $ which slim:

Code:
which: no slim in (/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib/qt/bin:.)
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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EDIT:
If you don't have /usr/share/slim then you did not correctly install slim. Did you run the slackbuild script as root?
Yes, pretty sure I did, but there's at least a chance that I may not have. I believe I may have mistakenly tried to do it as a user first, which yielded no output in the terminal, realized what I did, and then ran as root, which did yield output.

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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So slim is not installed on your system.

Something like this should do it:
Code:
$ wget http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/14.0/system/slim.tar.gz
$ tar xvf slim.tar.gz
$ cd slim
$ wget http://download.berlios.de/slim/slim-1.3.2.tar.gz
$ su -
Password:
# cd /path/to/slim
# ./slim.Slackbuild
# installpkg /tmp/slim-1.3.2-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #8
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So slim is not installed on your system.

Something like this should do it:
Code:
# cd /path/to/slim
# ./slim.Slackbuild
# installpkg /tmp/slim-1.3.2-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz
OK, all seems to go well until cd /path/to/slim.

Output:

Code:
root@garcia:~# cd /home/john/slim
root@garcia:/home/john/slim# ./slim.Slackbuild
-su: ./slim.Slackbuild: No such file or directory
The download worked, the file is there, but...?

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #9
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Maybe the script should be set executable?
Code:
# chmod +x slim.Slackbuild
# ./slim.Slackbuild
I assume slim.Slackbuild does exist in /home/john/slim/ ?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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i guess you have downloaded slim.tar.gz and slim-1.3.2.tar.gz from browser and kept in same folder.

untar silm.tar.gz (tar xvzf)
go to slim directory
move slim-1.3.2.tar.gz file to the slim directory
chmod +x slim.Slackbuild
nuw run slim.slackbuild

txz package will be in /tmp
 
Old 04-10-2013, 11:23 PM   #11
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Maybe the script should be set executable?
Code:
# chmod +x slim.Slackbuild
# ./slim.Slackbuild
I assume slim.Slackbuild does exist in /home/john/slim/ ?
Yes, it is there.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 11:25 PM   #12
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i guess you have downloaded slim.tar.gz and slim-1.3.2.tar.gz from browser and kept in same folder.

untar silm.tar.gz (tar xvzf)
go to slim directory
move slim-1.3.2.tar.gz file to the slim directory
chmod +x slim.Slackbuild
nuw run slim.slackbuild

txz package will be in /tmp
I will give this a try tomorrow, when I return to work. Now, to get this ThinkPad T61 back on Slackware, instead of Linux Mint! I will probably go with KDE on it, however.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 10:00 AM   #13
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OK, I went back to square one, and successfully got SLiM installed and configured. Thank you everyone for your help!
 
Old 04-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #14
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So slim is not installed on your system.

Something like this should do it:
Code:
$ wget http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/14.0/system/slim.tar.gz
$ tar xvf slim.tar.gz
$ cd slim
$ wget http://download.berlios.de/slim/slim-1.3.2.tar.gz
$ su -
Password:
# cd /path/to/slim
# ./slim.Slackbuild
# installpkg /tmp/slim-1.3.2-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz
This works but why so complicated?

There already is sbopkg (http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...es_with_sbopkg) - CLI tool to handle SlackBuilds from slackbuilds.org

Instead of all steps above, just run as root
Code:
$ sbopkg -i slim
You still have to modify rc.4 and inittab, but sbopkg takes care of the rest.
 
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:10 AM   #15
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This works but why so complicated?

There already is sbopkg (http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...es_with_sbopkg) - CLI tool to handle SlackBuilds from slackbuilds.org

Instead of all steps above, just run as root
Code:
$ sbopkg -i slim
You still have to modify rc.4 and inittab, but sbopkg takes care of the rest.
Good to know, thanks!
 
  


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