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D_O_Y_L_E 03-16-2006 07:30 PM

help with newly installed slackware 10.2!!!!!
i finally managed to get slackware installed (put bootloader in wrong part.) and now when i click slackware to boot up it loads and all i get is a command dialogue screen. it asks me to login and i do as root and then it says i have two message which are jsut help files for installing hardware. how do i get into the kde destop?
thanks in advance

DrEwMoNeY 03-16-2006 07:37 PM

Just try:


François Obada 03-17-2006 09:45 AM

Maybe some additional steps would be useful to prevent swears and cries...

First, you SHOULD really add a normal, regular user to log in with. The use of root account is really... dangerous. Nothing else to say about that.


useradd -g users -G audio,users -m -p PASSWORD -s /bin/bash YOURLOGIN
Second, you should review the excellent xorg.conf file and edit it according to your hardware and needs. Normally, and if you have a sufficient knowledge of X11 servers, you'll probably end up with a suitable xorg.conf in a couple of minutes. If not, I suggest you to use the xorgconfig utility which will help you step by step to configure the X11 server.


Third, edit inittab to enable the X11 server (and KDE) on boot :


vim /etc/inittab
and replace the following line :




You're done :)

simcox1 03-17-2006 10:00 AM

A very good place to look for configuring Slackware is

sweetnsourbkr 03-17-2006 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by simcox1
A very good place to look for configuring Slackware is

kudos to slackbook.orgasm :)

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