EDIT: Inevitably, as soon as I'd posted, I realised this should have gone in Slackware Installation - sorry folks.
Firstly, I'd like to say this is my first Slackware installation, so it's very much a learning experience at the moment! (Hence my problem, I suppose
If I give a bit of background, hopefully that will help solve this problem. I wanted a cheap laptop, so I bought an Acer Travelmate 507T, having checked on linux-on-laptops to see if this was compatible with linux first (info on successful installation on the same model
). So I felt fairly confident about installing linux on this machine.
After reading several posts, I decided on Slackware for the distro (after having first tried DamnSmallLinux and feeling the need for something a little more comprehensive). Of primary concern was the fact I had only 2GB of hard drive on my new beast, and therefore I was going to have to carefully choose which packages to select in the installation (for example, losing Abiword, some documentation, and programs which I knew I didn't need - if I didn't recognise it, I generally left it in!). All seemed to go well, I rebooted and found myself with a command prompt. So far so good (although, being used to Fedora, the command line was initially unexpected!
A little reading on some websites and this forum indicated I needed to start the X server in order to get XFCE to start, so I tried startx, and got a series of errors. Some tweaking of my xorg.conf file removed some of those. I'm left with something which I have had trouble finding much info on (forgive any typing errors, but I can't copy and paste this since the laptop's not on the internet yet):
No matching visual for __GLcontextMode with visual class = 3 (32772), nplanes = 16
No matching visual for __GLcontextMode with visual class = 1 (32774), nplanes = 16
No matching visual for __GLcontextMode with visual class = 2 (32773), nplanes = 16
No matching visual for __GLcontextMode with visual class = 0 (32775), nplanes = 16
Agent pid 1934
which: no dbus-launch in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:
/usr/bin/xfce4-session: error while loading shared libraries: libatk1.0.so.0:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Agent pid 1934 killed
waiting for X server to shut down
I am able to get X to start by simply typing "X", and I get a cursor which I can move on a black background. However, when I exit from the X display (ctrl+alt+backspace), I get the same "No matching visual..." errors as above back in the commandline "history" (if you see what I mean). I can post my current xorg.conf file if needed, although it'll take some typing! If there's anything anyone needs to know, please don't hesitate to ask
Briefly going back to the beginning, is it wise to try to install Slackware on a machine with such a small hard drive?
Apologies for the essay, any help anyone can offer would be very much appreciated. I'd really love to get linux working on this machine