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Mithrilhall 07-09-2002 01:32 PM

Starting kde in Slackware
Well I finally got Slackware 8.1 installed but I don't know how to start kde or any other window manager.

After installing and rebooting I get the the bash prompt and it says something like, "darkstar:"

Also, does the "cd" command work in slackware? For some reason when I try to do a "cd.." it doesn't work.

Thanks in advance,

pfunk 07-09-2002 01:36 PM

ummm ... to use cd to go up a level you need to put a space between the "cd" and the ".." was that a typo on your part or did you really type "cd.."


Mithrilhall 07-09-2002 01:41 PM

Hmm, that's odd. I used "cd.." in Mandrake without spaces and it worked.

Maybe mandrake has it setup differently.

Thanks, I'll give it a try when I get home.

neo77777 07-09-2002 01:53 PM

It was aliased like this
alias cd..='cd ..'

neo77777 07-09-2002 01:55 PM

And to get X up and running you must configure it first, run as root
xf86config and configure X to your liking and appropriately for your system.

Mithrilhall 07-09-2002 01:57 PM

Thanks a ton.


Mithrilhall 07-09-2002 04:25 PM

Where can I find xf86config? I've looked but I can't seem to find it.

trickykid 07-09-2002 05:14 PM


Originally posted by Mithrilhall
Where can I find xf86config? I've looked but I can't seem to find it.
I believe in most cases it should be in /usr/X11R6/bin

BenV 07-10-2002 02:32 PM

It should be in your path if you've installed the correct packages....

taz.devil 07-10-2002 04:01 PM

Most commands can be typed anywhere in a terminal and will execute just fine, as long as the PATH is set properly, which usually it is at install as said above.

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