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Old 06-11-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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slackware? help

Sup guys. I am a newb at linux and recently made the switch from windows. I learned with mandrake 10 on my dual boot system. Somebody gave me a copy of Slackware and i just installed it on a pc. I don't know anything about it. I got the install right and everything boots. i login with the darkstar thing. Now what? Dumb question I'm sure and I'm almost afraid to ask. Does Slackware have a visual desktop or is it one of those things i have to compile and program?
Old 06-11-2004, 09:50 PM   #2
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If you installed it the GUI is there. If you did it should have asked about configuration.

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Old 06-11-2004, 09:53 PM   #3
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Basically if you want it to boot to GUI you need to first configure X, then change default runlevel to 4 ("id:4:initdefault" in /etc/inittab), "startx" in the console will also start an X session.
With Slackware you do most of the configuration manually(ie editing config files by hand etc), it's not as bad as it sounds and you most likely will learn something out of it. If you have questions you can always come here and ask.

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Old 06-11-2004, 11:56 PM   #4
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slack, by default boots into command-line. assuming that you did a full install, then at the prompt, just type "startx" and it should start a windows manager for you...if you type "xwmconfig" at the prompt, you'll get a list of all the windows managers you can boot into, assuming they are all installed, but you should have kde, gnome, fluxbox, blackbox and a few others...


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