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Old 05-11-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
creeper_lin
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Xfree11?


Help... where did it go???
I installed slackware 10.2 last night, but i don't get x to start only a text shell and I don't know hotw to start x please Help!!!!!!!
 
Old 05-11-2006, 11:13 AM   #2
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What output do you get when typing
Code:
startx
 
Old 05-11-2006, 11:19 AM   #3
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Even if you installed the X packages, Slack will still start in runlevel 3 (no X) when you first run it. I think this is the case anyway, I last did an install some time ago. If you want to have X running every time you boot, you'll need to edit your /etc/inittab (as root) and change the following line:

id:3:initdefault:.

The 3 needs to be changed to a 4.

Before you try and start the X server following ethics' advice, please make a user account for yourself (if you've not done so already), so you aren't running as root all the time. This will prevent you from accidentally messing things up and you can make an account with the "adduser" or "useradd" commands (I've forgotten which one Slack has.. possibly both, but I can't check as I'm not able to use my machine for the time being).
 
Old 05-11-2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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that works, but how do i make x start before the login???
 
Old 05-11-2006, 12:06 PM   #5
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Read the part of my post about editing inittab.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 12:07 PM   #6
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you guys rock. Thanks!!!
 
  


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