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Old 11-14-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
myristate
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After Install No GUI just Command Line


ok hi guys, in desperate need of help, i have never ever before touched linux but i really want to i have zero knowledge of linux, but i have installed slackware 10 and after booting up i am presented with darkstar login i put in root as login and then the password i set and it all logs in ok but it is all comamnd line for there does slackware not have a GUI or do i have to start it some how if so can you gimem explained details on howot bearing in mind im a total linux newbie.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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I would suggest you to take a look here: http://www.slackware.com/book/
To start a X session (X is the graphical server) type: startx
If you need to configure it, run xorgconfig or xorgsetup (the section about X is not up to date there).

Oh and to navigate the system easily, run mc.

Two great starting guides: http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/ and http://www.insyte.uni.cc/

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Old 11-14-2004, 02:25 PM   #3
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well that worked thanks it booted up nice my next prolem is internet im running a adsl connection the modem i have has both USb and ethernet i connected both it detects the usb card etc but i dont know how to configure it to use it etc ive tried liek all the apps but im not seeing it, and i installed the full package at install
 
Old 11-14-2004, 02:39 PM   #4
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Did you add a user yet? You should before you try to hard to get online. just type adduser at the command prompt and follow the prompts. To conifugre your internet connection go to /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf and edit accordingly after you have done this try /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart and see if that gets you what you need.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 02:58 PM   #5
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Make sure you add a non-root user w/ the 'adduser' command. To start the GUI run 'startx' and to choose which WM you want to use run 'xwmconfig'
 
Old 11-14-2004, 03:08 PM   #6
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I don't have adsl so am not up on the particulars. Did you try running adsl-setup? There is a small write up in man adsl-setup.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:12 PM   #7
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Make sure your DSL modem has DHCP support....... because that makes it simple. If it doesn't, you'll have to use adsl-setup.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:55 PM   #8
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well my modem does have have DHCP and it assigns evcerything cause it works on windows but i tied what maineac said and wnt to the rc.inet1 and changed the settings so that DHCP on all was set to yes then ran the scrip file and resrtarted but i still couldnt access the net is there anythign else i have to do and whast this about adsl-setup is that some kind of app or soemthign remeber im a complete linux newbie i know nothign about it and also i checked my modem manual it says it works with linux but thers no install for linux it says it doesnt need it so im guessing linux is meant to auto detect it or soemthign or i have to set it up
 
Old 11-14-2004, 05:57 PM   #9
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did you get any errors when you ran /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1? Did you enter you dns ip addresses? can you ping ip addresses or something like www.yahoo.com from the command line. Whne you do '/sbin/ifconfig -a' from the command line. And what do you get when you type '/sbin/route -nV'
 
Old 11-14-2004, 06:18 PM   #10
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ill give it a try also i found the adsl-setup thing it timed out after i configured it but one thing i noticed about it it gave u no option to specifiy your encapusulation and that it assumed PPPoE but my connection uses PPPoA
 
  


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