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Old 03-23-2014, 06:39 PM   #16
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...I can go back to Fluxbox whit Ctrl+Alt+F7 but don't know how to switch to XFCE again
Should be ctrl-alt-f8....

that would *normally* be where $ DISPLAY :1 would end up, assuming f7 for :0

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:47 PM   #17
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Should be ctrl-alt-f8....
But we have a getty there... I'll try to simply remove it from /etc/inittab and see what I come up with

EDIT: yes that works, thanks mrclisdue!

@Raied_F1: if you want to try, just comment out this line in /etc/fstab:
Code:
c8:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty8 linux
this way
Code:
#c8:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty8 linux
and reboot.

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:56 PM   #18
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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")?
thank you its work now
Quote:
bash-4.2# cat /proc/fb
0 inteldrmfb
i have one more thing
how to install this type ? .run
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catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run
 
Old 03-23-2014, 07:03 PM   #19
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As root:
Code:
sh catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run
But if you don't want to use the AMD discrete GPU you won't need it.To know more, see here.
 
Old 03-23-2014, 07:08 PM   #20
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As root:
Code:
sh catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.run
But if you don't want to use the AMD discrete GPU you won't need it.To know more, see here.
thanks a lote my friend
have a good day
 
Old 03-23-2014, 07:11 PM   #21
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Good night from Paris (UTC+2)
 
Old 03-23-2014, 08:19 PM   #22
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Greetings
If you plan to do a lot of switching between KDE and Xfce or any of the many other WM/DE's, I recommend trying to use KDM, by issuing the "kdm" command from runlevel 3, root console login. This will bring up a nice Login Greeter page with menus for each WM/DE and even some variations, like "failsafe" or any you write yourself, and in addition to menuitems for reboot and shutdown, also allows returning to runlevel 3 console. However if you do that it's a good idea to issue "killall kdm" if you plan to launch "kdm" again.
 
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:00 PM   #23
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Greetings
If you plan to do a lot of switching between KDE and Xfce or any of the many other WM/DE's, I recommend trying to use KDM, by issuing the "kdm" command from runlevel 3, root console login. This will bring up a nice Login Greeter page with menus for each WM/DE and even some variations, like "failsafe" or any you write yourself, and in addition to menuitems for reboot and shutdown, also allows returning to runlevel 3 console. However if you do that it's a good idea to issue "killall kdm" if you plan to launch "kdm" again.
Isn't that called "runlevel 4"?
 
Old 03-24-2014, 07:41 AM   #24
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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
The second X Server will be started on the lowest available unused virtual console, so most likely ctrl-alt-f8. You can use "ps -fC X" to identify which ttys are running X. Whether multiple X servers can run concurrently might depend on your hardware/driver. My system can certainly do this (nvidia blob).

edit: Ooops, I now see mrclisdue has already answered this above, sorry for the dup.

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Old 03-24-2014, 02:44 PM   #25
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Isn't that called "runlevel 4"?
Unless I wasn't clear about what I meant it isn't. I was referring to what is for me the very first login, in multi-user console, where I login as root. So I did mean runlevel 3. Runlevel 4 is X.

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Slackware Linux

Slackware Linux uses runlevel 1 for maintenance, as on other Linux distributions; runlevels 2, 3 and 5 identically configured for a console (with all services active); and runlevel 4 adds the X Window System.

Slackware Linux runlevels[9] ID Description
0 Halt
1 Single-user mode
2 Unused but configured the same as runlevel 3
3 Multi-user mode without display manager
4 Multi-user mode with display manager
5 Unused but configured the same as runlevel 3
6 Reboot

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Old 03-24-2014, 03:08 PM   #26
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@enorbet: what is the advantage of starting the system at runlevel 3 if you want to use kdm at every boot? Why not simply change the default runlevel to 4 that leads to the same result, without having to login as root, then to type "kdm"?

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Old 03-24-2014, 04:30 PM   #27
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4- why the laptop colling fan is very fast on slackware ?
By default, Slackware turns CPU frequency scaling off if you're not on battery power. See here, for how to change that:

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ncy_scaling.3F

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Old 03-24-2014, 06:37 PM   #28
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@enorbet: what is the advantage of starting the system at runlevel 3 if you want to use kdm at every boot? Why not simply change the default runlevel to 4 that leads to the same result, without having to login as root, then to type "kdm"?
^^^^^^^^^

Which is the question that someone whose screen name was something other than mine would post.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 07:48 PM   #29
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@enorbet: what is the advantage of starting the system at runlevel 3 if you want to use kdm at every boot? Why not simply change the default runlevel to 4 that leads to the same result, without having to login as root, then to type "kdm"?
The simple answer is that I do not use kdm at every boot, or at least immediately. It depends totally on what I intend to do that day and on which machine. Example - I have a minecraft server that almost never leaves runlevel 3.

Additionally, I prefer to install proprietary graphics drivers myself and they require either runlevel 3 or dkms on other distros than Slackware, and if there is a way to avoid dkms on a given distro, I do. Similarly, I compile custom kernels for almost every distro and after running "make xconfig", I prefer to drop to runlevel 3 for the last steps. I just like the flexibility and the time delay is just no big deal to me.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 08:36 PM   #30
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Just a reminder, but always check the status of your video card driver support level on AMD's website. Often from time to time, some video chipsets get pushed to legacy support, or passed off to the free driver provided by Xorg.

Running the latest kernel is always recommended as the later kernel versions now have better system control features not available in some earlier kernels including stable ones like those Slackware uses.

For AMD you always want to run the latest versions of each of these:

Linux Kernel
LibDRM
XServer
and
LibMesa+XF86-Video-ATI
or
AMD-Catalyst
 
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