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Old 11-17-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Picking up Slackware Install

This is my first attempt installing slackware, or for that matter any linux other then Ubuntu. Figured it was about time I get my hands dirty...

I only downloaded disc 1 of slackware, because I was told that the other discs had extra's that weren't necessary to a base install. This is correct, but apparently this included X!

I don't mind not having KDE, as I was planning on installing Gnome myself anyway. I was using GnomeSlackBuild, which seemed to be an easy install, but when I tried to run the Xserver I got a message telling me that wasn't found.

I figure this is because I stopped after the first disc. Is that the reason? And if so, is there anyway to pick up the install without starting all over again?

Thanks in advance,

Old 11-17-2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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Well if you didn't download the second disc, you could download the X packages you need straight from Slackware's FTP (or a mirror). I'm not sure which ones you'll need to get X up and running fully thought.

Use the installpkg utility to install the packages. The one that you'll currently need (and I suspect a lot more after that) is libXdamage, which can be found here.
Old 11-17-2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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Thanks. I have the next few discs now, but if I can DL the packages that's just as good. I'll post again if I run into more trouble. Thanks again for the quick response.
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Really for a "regular" install you need disks 1 and 2, for a minimal install without X, you need just 1. But, even if you only have the first disk and can work on the CLI, you can get the other packages and install them. I would get the disk tho, it's easier.


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