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Old 03-23-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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Hi
1- how to log in to runlevel 3 mode ? slackware14.1 kde ..
2-how to upgrade xfce to last ver ?
3- which one best and fast kde or xfce ?
4- why the laptop colling fan is very fast on slackware ?

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:19 PM   #2
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I don't understand #1.
Do you mean downgrade in #2?
xfce starts faster than KDE for #3. KDE has features that XFCE doesn't, so it depends upon what you want.
#4 the default for Slackware is for the processor to run full-speed unless you are on battery. Look in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules for different settings.
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:25 PM   #3
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I don't understand #1.
Do you mean downgrade in #2?
xfce starts faster than KDE for #3. KDE has features that XFCE doesn't, so it depends upon what you want.
#4 the default for Slackware is for the processor to run full-speed unless you are on battery. Look in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules for different settings.
thanks for replu pal
i mean how to switch between kde and xfce ?
and how to make processor work normail ? i dont need full-speed power .. the laptop get very hote :/
 
Old 03-23-2014, 06:30 PM   #4
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Hi,

1. Edit as root /etc/inittab replacing this line:
id:4:initdefault:
with:
id:3:initdefault:
If you want to change the desktop in runelevel 3, run "xwmconfig" as a regular user.


2. Slackware 14.1 ships the latest version of XFCE. What is your Slackware version?

3.
Best => that's a matter of taste.
Faster => it depends on your hardware and usage.
Advice: try both and keep the one you prefer.

4.
To give you a sound answer, we need to know at least what are your hardware, Slackware version, kernel version and usage.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 03-23-2014 at 06:32 PM.
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
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Hi,

1. Edit as root /etc/inittab replacing this line:
id:4:initdefault:
with:
id:3:initdefault:

2. Slackware 14.1 ships the latest version of XFCE. What is your Slackware version?

3.
Best => that's a matter of taste.
Faster => it depends on your hardware and usage.
Advice: try both and keep the one you prefer.

4.
To give you a sound answer, we need to know at least what are your hardware, Slackware version, kernel version and usage.

thanks for reply
slackware14.1
ram 4 gb
cpu i5 2.5
hdd 500
i want use slackware to learn some stuff and whatch movie . etc
 
Old 03-23-2014, 06:44 PM   #6
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slackware14.1
ram 4 gb
cpu i5 2.5
hdd 500
Also, what is you GPU? if you have a Nvidia, you could try to use the "BLOB" (proprietary driver), that better handle power management that the Nouveau open source one. If you have hybrid graphics, try using only the integrated graphics device, not the discrete one that consume more power.

Also, is it a laptop or a desktop? That matters.
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:47 PM   #7
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Also, what is you GPU? if you have a Nvidia, you could try to use the "BLOB" (proprietary driver), that better handle power
management that the Nouveau open source one. If you have hybrid graphics, try using only the integrated graphics device, not the discrete one that consume more power.

Also, is it a laptop or a desktop? That matters.
Hi
it's laptop and i have 2 gpu card. first one is amd and intel..
how to use intel. i dont want use amd card
 
Old 03-23-2014, 06:51 PM   #8
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If you don't have the option to disable the AMD card in your BIOS/UEFI you will need to install the proprietary AMD driver (available on their website) and use that to switch between the Intel and AMD card. This will likely also solve the overheating problem.
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:54 PM   #9
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If you don't have the option to disable the AMD card in your BIOS/UEFI you will need to install the proprietary AMD driver (available on their website) and use that to switch between the Intel and AMD card. This will likely also solve the overheating problem.
thanks pal. can you give me that software please . my card model amd 7450m
 
Old 03-23-2014, 06:56 PM   #10
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Please tell us the brand and model. Also, post output of following commands, typed as root:
Code:
lspci -vnn|grep VGA
lspci -k|grep -A3 VGA
cat /proc/fb
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:00 PM   #11
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Please tell us the brand and model. Also, post output of following commands, typed as root:
Code:
lspci -vnn|grep VGA
lspci -k|grep -A3 VGA
cat /proc/fb
Quote:
bash-4.2# lspci -vnn|grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: AMD/ATI [Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] [1002:6760] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Quote:
bash-4.2# lspci -k|grep -A3 VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 166c
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915
--
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: AMD/ATI [Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 166c
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon
Quote:
bash-4.2# cat /proc/fb
0 radeondrmfb
1 inteldrmfb
amd Radeon 7450 m

that all what i get pal
 
Old 03-23-2014, 07:10 PM   #12
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http://support.amd.com/en-us/downloa...os=Linux%20x86
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:20 PM   #13
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thanks pal
i will try it now
last question
alt+ctrl+f2 .. can i use it to run level 3 . and switch between kde and kfce ?
 
Old 03-23-2014, 07:20 PM   #14
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You could also just try to blacklist the radeon module and see what happens.

Just do this as root:
Code:
echo "blacklist radeon" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-radeon.conf
then reboot.

When under X, is the radeon module still loaded (check with "lsmod|grep radeon" and "cat /proc/fb")?
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:24 PM   #15
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alt+ctrl+f2 .. can i use it to run level 3 . and switch between kde and kfce ?
I'm not sure you can have two X sessions at the same time, but if yes that could cause even more overheating

PS I just tried this from my usual Fluxbox session:
Ctrl+Alt+F2 => login as Didier again => xwmconfig (choose XFCE) => startx => XFCE is launched.

I can go back to Fluxbox whit Ctrl+Alt+F7 but don't know how to switch to XFCE again

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