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Old 09-14-2011, 03:11 PM   #16
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You log in as root user and use the command given above to adduser, do not do it in Grub.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 03:40 PM   #17
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Just to clarify, Grub is just a bootloader, it has nothing to do with the system you run (except storing some files for configuration).
 
Old 09-14-2011, 04:08 PM   #18
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OK cool. It still is not letting me past :
Welcome to Linux 2.6.37~snp (ttyl)

scott login: i have typed in root,scott, nothing works
password:
Login incorrect

Thanks forum members for the attention, i know its something simple, we'll get it
 
Old 09-14-2011, 05:12 PM   #19
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I just wanna let everyone know that I am reinstalling slackware I think I made some mistakes last night it got late and I'm more fresh now so I will have a couple questions and I will post those up. I was pretty eager yesterday, this a learning precess and I am in it for the long haul.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 09:50 PM   #20
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To setup Slackware this is the method I fall back on:

1. Use the default kernel when loading the DVD.
2. Login as root
3. Run PCMCIA utility (usually I do this with all PCs, not just laptops)
4. Run CFDisk and setup disk space (usually I use Linux Swap at 2x my RAM and have the main partition use the rest of the disk for a basic setup for home usage) and make the primary Linux partition bootable.
5. Run Setup
6. Starting at Add Swap and continuing through, I also use EXT4 partitioning for my main Linux drive and also use the Full Installation. Fairly much I use the default settings throughout most of the installation with the exception of using 1024x768x16 mode for LILO, using XFce for the desktop, and having my windows partition listed for "/mnt/ntfs-c" using "NTFS-3G".
7. Finish installation and reboot.
8. Login as root
9. Run "alsaconf" to detect and setup my audio device, run "alsamixer" to configure the output, and use "alsactl store" to save the settings.
10. Run "xorgsetup" and use the default settings.
11. Open "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" with "vi" to double check the video driver is NOT configured as "modesetting" but to the default driver normally provided.
12. Reboot, Login, run "startx", and then check all the system functions to make sure all devices are working properly.
 
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:41 PM   #21
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To setup Slackware this is the method I fall back on:

1. Use the default kernel when loading the DVD.
2. Login as root
3. Run PCMCIA utility (usually I do this with all PCs, not just laptops)
4. Run CFDisk and setup disk space (usually I use Linux Swap at 2x my RAM and have the main partition use the rest of the disk for a basic setup for home usage) and make the primary Linux partition bootable.
5. Run Setup
6. Starting at Add Swap and continuing through, I also use EXT4 partitioning for my main Linux drive and also use the Full Installation. Fairly much I use the default settings throughout most of the installation with the exception of using 1024x768x16 mode for LILO, using XFce for the desktop, and having my windows partition listed for "/mnt/ntfs-c" using "NTFS-3G".
7. Finish installation and reboot.
8. Login as root
9. Run "alsaconf" to detect and setup my audio device, run "alsamixer" to configure the output, and use "alsactl store" to save the settings.
10. Run "xorgsetup" and use the default settings.
11. Open "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" with "vi" to double check the video driver is NOT configured as "modesetting" but to the default driver normally provided.
12. Reboot, Login, run "startx", and then check all the system functions to make sure all devices are working properly.
Thanks for that, I got it installed( login problem due to number locks not on )
Now to to set up all that stuff. I will keep everyone posted thanks all. By the way Slackware has been really fun and is teaching me a lot as is it is my goal to become a system administrator.

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Old 09-15-2011, 01:52 AM   #22
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what is the run command? nevermind I got it. OK I set up all that stuff thank you. Now I need to configure my internet network and also all the rest of my customization. I have to tell you all when I did startx I almost peed myself, and I really like KDE so far (I have read the issues ppl have),. I have to say that my old computer really likes Slackware and I do as well, I feel like I have found a distro home. But dont let me get ahead of myself, its time to fully confingure my machine now that I have the power and freedom.

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Old 09-15-2011, 04:05 AM   #23
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Thanks for that, I got it installed( login problem due to number locks not on )
If you have problems with logging in, type the password in the login field, so you can see if the password is correct.

Kind regards
 
Old 09-15-2011, 04:29 AM   #24
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Cool thanks. Now I am trying to configure the network using netconfig and i am not connecting. I have my IP address but I dont know the dhcp server information. Yaaaaay! I got it just followed the Slackbook, thanks all the documentation is awesome!!!!

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Old 09-15-2011, 05:36 AM   #25
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I'm listening to Linux Outlaws on my new Slackware install! Very happy!
 
Old 09-15-2011, 10:52 AM   #26
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Well, your taste in distro is to be commended, but your taste in podcasts needs some work!

I tried listening to them for a while, but all the free-tard politics and microsoft hate wasn't what I was looking for. And IMO they tended to give excessive coverage to andriod/phones/gadgets which I'm just not interested in. Plus, I get the impression they see us Slackers as a bunch of fanatical loonies who just do things the hard way for the sake of it.

Anyway, Glad you managed to get your Slack On!. Welcome to the 'Hotel California' of distros
 
Old 09-15-2011, 11:44 AM   #27
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I agree. I just through them on cause I was hoping they would talk about slackware lol, Thank on the taste compliment as well, All I heard about slackeware was ppl saying it didn't work, but I want to be in the know of things to a certain extent and the community and documentation are rock solid. The Slackbook helped me out and linux questiofn forums helped me . I like that it explains everything to you. all right off to set up my desktop. And thank you for the Hotel California welcome, as I play bass guitar in a band (thinking about changing our name to ChickenFight) and I live in Southern California!

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #28
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Ok quik question , I am having a problem configuring the size on my display, everything is way to small and when I try to downsize the resolution it seems to break.

Edit : I fixed it I turned off desktop animations was able to downgrade the display resolution to make everthing bigger and readable.

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Old 09-17-2011, 04:56 PM   #29
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Ok, so now I am having trouble trying to learn how to install packages. I down load the file and then its in ARK, what do I do next extract right? Then there's the pkgtool. If someone could just give me a step by step I would appreciate it. I have done all the reading but im not getting it.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 03:41 AM   #30
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Install from the CLI
Take a look at
http://www.slackware.com/config/packages.php

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