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Old 09-14-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
RoaCh Of DisCor
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Wow...


I was actually quite afraid to try slackware, but I finally decided to give it a try. I've only used the "easy" distro's for all of my time with linux...like Xandros, lindows...and then I moved to fedora..which was more challenging...but still lacking something. Although I use fedora regularly..and I understand it quite well, I still feel that I'm not learning as much as I could. I indeed have learned allot more with fedora than the last two, but still...I want to REALLY learn how Linux works.

Well, as I said, I decided to try slackware..and was terrified of the installation, before I even looked at it . I guess I've always relied on fancy GUI installations..but over my time with fedora...I have been using the command line allot more..and am getting much more comfortable with it. Anyway, I got the slackware cd's...installed it in one try...configured X..and even got my sound working perfectly .

I am totally shocked..

I honestly thought that slackware was going to be MUCH too complicated for me..and that I would totally get lost and have to ditch it. I'm sure this is only the beginning, and there is a ton more I will have to learn with slackware...but it's looking good .
 
Old 09-14-2004, 02:49 PM   #2
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congrats and welcome to slackware.

I cycled through a bunch of distros at first, too - and pretty much stopped after finding slackware.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 02:54 PM   #3
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Re: Wow...

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Originally posted by RoaCh Of DisCor
Anyway, I got the slackware cd's...installed it in one try...configured X..and even got my sound working perfectly :D.

I am totally shocked..

I honestly thought that slackware was going to be MUCH too complicated for me..and that I would totally get lost and have to ditch it. I'm sure this is only the beginning, and there is a ton more I will have to learn with slackware...but it's looking good :).
Congratulations, and slack isn't hard, it's just less gooey ;)


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 09-14-2004, 03:13 PM   #4
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I had exactly the same reservations. After the install, I thought I must have made a mistake - it was so easy. Welcome to the Slack Motel.......you'll never leave
 
Old 09-14-2004, 03:19 PM   #5
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Indeed. I don't know why everyone says the text based install is so bad. I honestly think that most people who have said that, have not yet attempted to install slackware. 5 or 6 quick configuration choices, then hit full and grab a sandwhich.

Anyway, welcome and congrats.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 03:19 PM   #6
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Welcome to the fold. After using Slack for some time and making sense of Slack's trademark spot-on sensibility, you'll soon find yourself having trouble making sense of the "other distros" ways of doing things.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 03:23 PM   #7
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I also have just taken up Slack. Within a couple of weeks I am converted. It's only a matter of time before my Mandrake installation goes.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:21 PM   #8
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I'll also chime in with a big Welcome to Slack. How and/or why Slack ever got stuck with the "it's too hard for newbies" rep is just a complete mystery to me. If anything, it was smoother and faster than almost any other distro installation. I guess too many people get scared off by the non-GUI menus. In any event, at least for me, Slack is and always will be my primary distro of choice. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:36 PM   #9
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Glad you decided to use Slackware. Slack is like that love at first feel.

If you run into any problems, therse always this website, and I seriously believe, the Slackware forum has some of the best people around these here parts.

Stick with it and have some fun!
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:40 PM   #10
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I might as well join in as well and welcome you to the slack community. Just as you did i was kinda scared at first, i was used to mandrake and all those lil tools that did everything for you and was like "but i dont know how to do that without that lil configuration utility" but after i had used it for a while, ive found it SOOOOOO much better than anything else ive ever used and im now a slacker for life <--hows that for a run on sentence


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Old 09-14-2004, 06:59 PM   #11
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I started w/mandrake, and honestly it confused me at first, had video troubles, etc. All the auto config tools were getting in the way. I tried slack, and imho, it's probably the easiest install, very straight forward. The great thing about slack, also imho, is to get everything configured you've got to learn a little something, and I'm all about learning. Needless to say I "haven't been back". Welcome to slack life.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 07:13 PM   #12
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i welcome you also

i've only been slacking for a couple months now myself. switched directly from winderz...
remember researching all the distros, and slackware was repeatedly reported to be the
"truest". the non-reliance on gui didn't scare me off too much...a sign of my age i guess,
because i remember the dos days before any gui at all. i don't mind manually editing
config files (in fact i've found that at least on my system the gui automated utilities usually
don't do a very good job). my learning curve has basically been discovering which config
files to edit and where they are located.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 08:08 PM   #13
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Congrats on getting your slack running.

I'm sure you're going to find yourself only booting onto your slack.

Saw your grub post awhile ago, you might also want to change the line in /boot/grub/menu.lst
default=0 to wherever you plan to place your slack option
 
Old 09-14-2004, 10:33 PM   #14
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/me pats roach on the back

You made the right decision my friend

Welcome to the ease of slackware and the wonders of it all actually making sense (after reading a bit). Glad to see you got ur slack up and running. Kudos to you. A lot of people tend to run into problems when installing slackware...I just don't know why...lol Anyways...

Happy Slackaging and a hearty CHEERS MATE!
 
Old 09-14-2004, 11:37 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nikon01
A lot of people tend to run into problems when installing slackware...I just don't know why...lol Anyways...
The only place I ever got stuck on when installing slack was lilo. but after a few tries it went fine. That was a few years ago, not all that's on the computer is slack and everything is working nicely

On another note, in 3 weeks when I finally get paid again (was looking for a job for 3 friggin months) I'm going to donate to the slack site. they deserve it.
 
  


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