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Old 08-07-2019, 04:20 AM   #1
TanakaKuma
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Can't run xwmconfig program


I installed Slackware and now trying to run it in graphical mode. Every guide say stat I should run xwmconfig and select a desktop or window manager but when I do so I get error like such program do not exist. I reinstalled programs from flash with Slackware's iso and checked flags on GNOME and KDE but it don't help.
I don't know what I do wrong. Thanks a lot for help.
 
Old 08-07-2019, 04:28 AM   #2
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This script is in "x11-skel" package. Make sure you have installed it.
 
Old 08-07-2019, 05:12 AM   #3
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No, I don't have it

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Ok, I installed package, but when I run xwmconfig it do nothing
May be there are a lot of not installed packaged like this? Where I can find the list of packages required by X11?

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Old 08-07-2019, 07:46 AM   #4
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I suggest that you do a full install of Slackware. You will be able to choose a desktop during the installation process.
 
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:32 AM   #5
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go
Code:
xwmconfig #pick wm/dt
startx

#Or

sudo nano /etc/inittab
https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide
here where it says,
Quote:
Graphical Login
follow the instructions, to get your login window where you can easily pick whatever DT/WM you want to login to.

(provided you did a full, install everything)

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Old 08-07-2019, 10:17 AM   #6
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(provided you did a full, install everything)
Unfortunately the OP didn't do a full install. As a rule we prefer to provide technical support for full installs of Slackware as everything works out of the box on a full install.
 
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:38 AM   #7
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that takes it down to the what OP got installed on system and editing the .xinitrc manually.
 
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:52 AM   #8
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that takes it down to the what OP got installed on system and editing the .xinitrc manually.
Agreed. Hand editing text files may be too difficult for a new user to Slackware (no disrespect intended). It may just be easier to start over and do a full install.
 
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:30 AM   #9
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I agree with that too, reinstall a full install. It does not take up that much space.
 
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:59 PM   #10
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I am sorry, happened that I downloaded only first CD. I downloaded image from official site using link to torrent file. Don't know how it happened but problem is solved.
 
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:18 PM   #11
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Glad you got it working.
 
Old 08-15-2019, 10:58 AM   #12
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Very happy to hear that you're up and running with Slackware. Well-done!
 
Old 08-20-2019, 10:50 AM   #13
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Good work. I would suggest marking the topic as 'Solved', OP.
 
  


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