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Old 09-03-2019, 07:09 PM   #31
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I suppose that depends on the definition of "quite a few." Compared to the kernel output spew, the init output is tame. Moreso, the init output is formatted the same within each rc.d script and does not present as scary an output as kernel spew.

When the init output uses color, like in Salix, which I adapted to my Slackware systems several years ago when the idea was first used in Zenwalk, the init output seems rather tame and docile.

That package is 12 years old. Here is a related discussion thread from the same period.
Thanks for the info, it seems that splashy isn't that great, at least according to that thread. I didn't bother trying it because I prefer having the console output and booting to runlevel 3 since I'm running current & plasma5 and I want that fallback in case of issues.
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Thank you all for the careful and informative replies. Unfortunately I seem unable to make them work.

Over the weekend I did try the following:

1) I have a newer (Alienware) computer that I use, also devoted to Slackware64 - 14.2, multilib. Initial install was last week of August. I had also installed an account on this machine for wife, pretty much like my account.

When I go to runlevel 4 on THIS machine, behavior is identical with that described for other computer, in my initial and following posts.

2) Back on other machine (with accounts: root, me, wife), I created another ('wife2') account, passwd slightly different, with all folders empty initially. I removed '.xinitrc' and '.xsession' from wife acct, then ran 'xwmconfig' (xfce) on both wife and wife2 to create 'original' of these two files.

This initially seemed to permit graphic logins with slim on all four accounts (root, me, wife, wife2) (I am not practicing bigamy..), as long as wife2 empty.

Then copied the many pictures over from wife to wife2/Pictures, after which, a) first graphical login to wife failed, all after OK (using 'logout'), and all logins to others worked. But on full reboot, same initial failures.

Then copied the many docs from 'documents' over from wife to wife2/Documents, after which began to have alternating failures in graphical logins on both wife and wife2. All logins to my acct and root OK.

These two efforts convinced me the problem is deeper than I want to continue to bang my head against the wall with. I erased 'wife2' acct, set everything back to runlevel 3 on both computers.

I can't really mark this as 'solved', even tho it might be for anyone else or at different phase of the moon (!). Wife informs me she will live with the standard Slackware login, which I've used for a long time. So maybe it is 'solved' from that perspective.

Again, many thanks to all of you. I'm archiving all these suggestions for possible future use.

BTW, I bought the Alienware R4 machine refurbed at local shop, it is loaded, very very fast. Has an SSD for booting (NOT 'NVMe' type). Makes just a little more background noise, but so what. I'm not a gamer, but now have a very fast computer. Yay.


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Old 09-04-2019, 04:46 PM   #33
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Then copied the many pictures over from wife to wife2/Pictures
this might be your problem no room on the partition after filling it up with pictures. Post the output of
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Thanks cp for the tip; but unfortunately (in this case) the 1 TB drive (and each of four partitions) is/are almost empty, even after copying pix and dox all over.
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I was thinking...
Could it be a Thunar issue? due to all these images?
Have you tried KDE with the wife's account?
I recall only trying with root


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