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Old 05-02-2005, 09:45 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Norwich NY
Distribution: Fedora 3
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I give up on slack

Well I reinstalled slack and hey I got yahoo messenger to run.Now I changed my default runlevel to 4.When pc boots up I get the graphical screen to put in user name and password.If I log in as root all goes fine and boots up to gnome.Now if I put in my user name and password it goes back to where I put username and password in.No cap lock isn't on and spelling it right.But yes goes back to it over and over.Yes I want slack but here is what I need.First I don't want to use gaim for messaging.I want to install amsn and use it,yahoo,and aol and use it.I want to load limewire but that I can figure out on my own and java also is no big deal.I setp up java and limewire in fedora fine .I want to install k3b for burning which should be no problem.Now under fedora if I went into computer on the desktop it showed my cd and my cd/dvd burner.Now with slack it shows only the cdrom now being no dvd burner there would that point to a driver issue.Its a lite on unit and thought being a rom it would pick it up fine.Now also I see when I install yahoo I noticed it made usr and other directories in my home folder.Now will all program do this and do I run from within these folders or do I go to computer file system then say /usr/bin/ymessenger to run .
Old 05-02-2005, 09:59 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Distribution: Slackware-Current / Debian
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As an aside *please format your post*; we like to save our eyesight.

That being said; Slackware doesn't hold your hand as much as many other distros. Some people rather enjoy it.

AMSN / K3B / LimeWire are all easily installed on Slackware.

It sounds like you should read the documentation that came with the Yahoo toolbar -- it sounds like you need to prefix the ./configure command.

As for the login issue, if you could attempt to login as your user, then login as root and post the output from the following command:
tail -n 100 /var/log/syslog
This could help us diagnose your problem.
Old 05-02-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: UK, Europe
Distribution: Slackware64
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1) This thread is answering questions you posed in your your previous thread. We're not mind readers, and it's very confusing to start another thread.

2) CD/DVD, etc

No driver issue is involved. Same driver is used for CD's, DVD's, etc

You probably have no entry for your DVD burner in /etc/fstab - Slackware does not create them all by default (it only creates one entry for /mnt/cdrom by default)

3) Installing LimeWire

Please use the search function, it will save you a lot of time. Read this post here on how to set up Java and LimeWire in Slackware:

(N.B. If you've done a full install, you won't need to install Java, but unless you're running -current, you will need to create a symlink to get Java working in a browser).


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