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Old 11-01-2003, 03:52 PM   #1
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GNOME 2.4 troubles !!!!!!

Hi guys,

i finally installed & made my Slack run GNOME 2.4, but now i have problems with it.

1. GNOME doesn't load Nautilus, so when i click on the icon, nothing happens. i can't browse my hard drives & directories.the same happens with Galeon. i don't know the reason. can some one help me get this set up! is there a login manager , so i can choose between my windows managers. i would like to use Fluxbox, so i want to have the choice between GNOME & Fluxbox.

3. how can i set up my ADSL connection?i am using AlcatelSpeedtouch 330. is there a guide for it somewhere here or in the web?

Thank you soooo much for the help. i would apreciate any suggestions!

take care guys! see ya!


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Old 11-01-2003, 06:51 PM   #2
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OK, now GNOME is working fine. in order to run Nautilus, i had to install cdparania & for Galeon i had to install Mozilla. tomorrow i will try to comfigure my internet , so the only question left is how to add more window managers.

i hope you have any suggestions. see ya around!
Old 11-02-2003, 01:30 AM   #3
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Hi TheShemeta,

There's probably many ways to approach this, getting access to the other window managers, but here's the way I do it. This works in Slack 9.0 and though it should in 9.1, I've not tried it yet.

First, edit /etc/inittab and change the line that says,


NOTE: You might want to save a backup copy of inittab with the original settings just in case so that you can easily restore it back if need be. In a terminal just type, cp /etc/inittab /etc/inittab-backup for example.

Changing the init id to 4 will give you a graphical login with options to boot into the different window managers. You'll need to be root, or have root permissions to make the change to the inittab file.

At this point, you're good to go, but you might also check this out. Open a terminal, log in as root and enter the command, gdmconfig. Assuming your using, or Slack is using, GDM as the login manager, you'll get access to a wealth of options for configuring the graphical login and stuff you have access too. I believe a default Slack install uses GDM.

Anyway, next time you boot up, you should see the graphical login screen with the option to change the window manager you log into.

Hope this helps!
Old 11-02-2003, 01:47 AM   #4
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.xinitrc , a file copyed from, or symlinked in your home directory to /etc/X11/xinit/%whichever_wm_you_want% determines which window manager you run, or even if you run any one at all

and yea, gdm is default on slackware 9.1
Old 11-02-2003, 04:30 AM   #5
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Hey psmith, thanks for the help

that works perfect with the inittab! how cool! & for my internet i got from the speedtouchconf script & there were all the drivers for the ADSL modems. it was pretty simple to set up my internet, so i recomend it for all other non experienced users , who wants easy ADSL internet. i am so happy now! Slack is great , when you can set it up the way you want with the help of you guys.

well now i have one lil problem, it's not a real problem but it's bothering me, so i would like to get rid of it. when i start Slack , i see on the screen the message:

insmod: i810-rng.o.gz failed cardmgr

& this make my PC start slow. i get lots of that message on the screen, so i though that if i can stop it, Slack will start much faster. so i am looking forward for your help guys.

The Slack forum is great, people help so much, so i thought i would say THANK YOU VERY MUCH!



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