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Old 03-01-2005, 10:41 PM   #1
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first time Linux user(kind of..)

I'm gonna keep it short. Noob just installed Linux Slackware and is wondering: htf do you boot to a GUI after logging on as root? compile kernel?

Old 03-01-2005, 10:48 PM   #2
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To change your window mangager type 'xwmconfig'
Old 03-01-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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1) don't log on as root...
use 'adduser' to create a normal user account to log on with
then su when needed

2) search the forum first...
i'm sure this has been asked and answered many many times

3) to boot into gui...
edit /etc/inittab
Old 03-02-2005, 03:25 AM   #4
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also check out this site as it helped me alot
Old 03-02-2005, 05:21 AM   #5
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:01 PM   #6
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Thanks alot for the feedback, it helps alot. There are so many questions I have concerning Linux(being new and all), but was wondering, is there any possible way to configure KDE to automatically load driver files when it loads? Everytime I startx , I have to reinstall my NIC driver and use ifconfig eth0 up just to connect to the internet. Thanks!


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Old 03-02-2005, 04:12 PM   #7
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probably, but it's the wrong way to go about it.

what do you mean by reinstall your nic driver?

you can edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and look for your card and uncomment the module if you mean you have to modprobe the driver every time..

and then edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf or run 'netconfig' to set configure your network settings.
Old 03-02-2005, 05:09 PM   #8
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basically... when I first boot up and load the KDE, I'm not connected to the internet. I installed my NIC driver last night and after each reboot..I have to type commands into the terminal in order to get a connection. I could probably get away with only using the "ifconfig eth0 up" command by itself, but I just don't see why I should have to enable every device I want to use after each reboot. Like I said, I'm a n00b when it comes to Linux so I'm still learning the ropes..slowly.

Old 03-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #9
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run pkgtool as root -> setup -> netconfig and configure your card there.
it should be activated automatically afterwards.
Old 03-02-2005, 05:21 PM   #10
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....and check if " /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 " is executable.
if not.....use:

#chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1

to make it executable.



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