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Old 12-19-2007, 10:35 PM   #1
m3lkor001
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problems installing on old laptop


i can't seem to get X to work at all.
tried running xorgconfig with several different options for video cards and settings (vesa, vga, 16/8 bit) but it just goes to a black screen if it starts to work and stays there.

during startup it also pops up with a few errors here are some of them.


Code:
Starting system mesaage bus: /usr/bin/dbus-uuidgen --ensure ; /usr/bin/dbus-daemon -- system
/usr/share/fonts/TTF: failed to write to cache

/usr/share/fonts/Type1: failed to write cache
/usr/share/fonts/Speedo: failed to write cache
/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic: failed to write cache
also for some reason when i type adduser as root it doesn't do the automatic questions but says it is just a command with arguments.

slackware 12.0 unsure of system specs atm. but old and slow
 
Old 12-19-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
Larry Webb
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It appears your computer does not have enough memory. You may need to choose a smaller distro. Find the specs on your computer, this will help you a lot in knowing what choices you have.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 11:03 PM   #3
m3lkor001
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It appears your computer does not have enough memory. You may need to choose a smaller distro. Find the specs on your computer, this will help you a lot in knowing what choices you have.
how do i change to xfce (if that is a good option).
 
Old 12-20-2007, 09:45 AM   #4
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I am not familiar with Slackware, I am not sure. From what I have read I believe you can install Slack with command line only and if so can you install it. If it won't install you may have to find a different distro. You still have not listed the brand, model and specs on your computer.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 01:33 PM   #5
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Hello

You might try XUbuntu. It works great on my Compaq Evo N600c.

Bye

Koen Plessers
 
  


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