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Grousing about trying to get wireless working. I'm surprised that, as far as I can see, nothing in KDE shows wireless networking. Network Settings appear to be for hardwired networking. ifconfig doesn't show any connections. When Slack loaded, one of the files was a driver for a wireless card, and I know that the kernels have worked with the Belkin usb I have for quite a while. I've seen posts suggesting using wicd, and I would, but is there anything that comes with a fresh install to configure wireless? All I've done so far is set dhcp in netconfig.
Wicd is included in /extra. It is what you would use on a fresh install of Slackware unless you want to try and do it by hand or install something like network manager which would be hard to do without a working network connection.
I'm not having a good day. When I ran the code dagmar suggested, it wouldn't pick up on the dvd player. sr0 worked, but /mnt/dvd wasn't valid, so I retried, failed, and everything froze. The mouse would move, but clicking on anything didn't make anything happen. It's as if the mouse was an arrow that I could move anywhere, but the buttons weren't doing anything. So I rebooted, actually just killed it with the off/on on the computer. After reboot, KDE came in but had the same thing happen, although I was able to get into a terminal and type. After I hit "enter," the mouse died again. Now when I reboot, KDE goes to it's black and white "start" screen, but won't load any farther than that.
Came across this: http://linuxcritic.wordpress.com/200...-slackware-13/
Wonder if it's the culprit.
That just looks like a rant on slack 13. Kde was poor in 13.0 but is vastly improved in 13.1 and I haven't really heard of the same type of problems. Is it possible you have a bad install disk or odd video drivers installed?
The mouse would move, but clicking on anything didn't make anything happen. It's as if the mouse was an arrow that I could move anywhere, but the buttons weren't doing anything.
Those are the symptoms of a lack of support for your Intel graphics when using the intel driver. If you want support for your graphics using something apart from the VESA driver, then you will need to install a version earlier than Slackware 13.0.
Try Slackware 12.2!