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Old 10-11-2004, 10:54 AM   #1
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Help with slackware 10

I am new to linux and decided to try slackware 10. The problem is that after I reboot after install it goes to a command prompt that says login

How do I get to a gui interface from that point?

Thanks in advance
Old 10-11-2004, 11:00 AM   #2
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you are running in init 3 -- not graphical.

edit the file /etc/inittab for booting to graphical login manager. -- that means you'll need one of those. (kdm/xdm/gdm).

but lots can be done without that overhead, so to stick with runlevel 3, you can login, and use the command 'startx' to go gui. see also that you can create/edit the file ~/.xinitrc to modify your window manager -- try putting in one of the following lines:

exec startkde
#exec gnome-session
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Old 10-11-2004, 11:50 AM   #4
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once you've logged in, you can also type:


at the prompt, and it will give you the list of windows managers installed...once you choose the one you want, type startx, and it will boot into that gui.
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where could I go to find a list of commands to use at the command prompt?
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