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Old 03-06-2004, 09:09 AM   #1
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SlackWare Install almost done, what to expect?

My slackware installation in finishing up right now. As soon as I get home from work, I want to start using it. What should I expect as far as additional tasks I need to complete in order to get it up and running. As I was reading the SW 9.1 reviews, I had a couple of questions:

What is STARTX and what does it do?

How do I start KDE? Do I just type KDE like in Drake?

I have to create a user account right? Can I do that from KDE, or do I need to do it from command line?

When I get home, I think Im going to be greeted with a command line. Maybe something like root@localhost /> or something. Basically, I want to know what I need to type to get going.

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Old 03-06-2004, 09:27 AM   #2
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Startx - starts X. Gives you a gui

In the installation, final steps, you are asked which of the installed guis you want to start when you type startx - make sure you select KDE (if that's the one you want)

User accounts can be created from the command line - use adduser <name> or useradd <name> I forget which i used, but they are very straightforward.

I'd also suggest you check out my bookmarks (see my sig) - I have a number of links to documentation which will be of great help to you.
Old 03-06-2004, 09:28 AM   #3
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It depends how you set the system up and what hardware you have. It may boot stright to the gui.
Old 03-06-2004, 09:29 AM   #4
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Thanks alot! I don't think Ive ever been this anxious to get of work in my life!


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