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Old 07-03-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
Yuki_Nagato
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Installation Finish-Up


I just finished the installation of Slackware 12.1 with XFCE 4.4. However, there are a few problems.

The first is that I have no internet connection.

The second is that the mouse I have (Logitech USB 2 button with a scroll wheel) is only recognized as a 2 button with no scroll wheel mouse. Not important, but that wheel is convenient.

Finally, how do I launch a terminal session from a terminal session so that I have "YYZ@desktop:~$" instead of "sh-3.1$"? I know they do the same thing, but it bothers me that clicking "Konsole" and running the command "konsole" do not do the same thing.

Thank you.
 
Old 07-03-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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Did you run netconfig to set-up your Internet connection during installation?

# netconfig

http://www.slackbook.org/html/networ...TION-NETCONFIG

# xorgsetup may help you to correctly identify your mouse.
 
Old 07-03-2008, 10:41 PM   #3
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The second is that the mouse I have (Logitech USB 2 button with a scroll wheel) is only recognized as a 2 button with no scroll wheel mouse. Not important, but that wheel is convenient.
I have been using Slackware for several years now and with empathy toward new Slackware users, this problem still irks me. The most visited page at my web site is the one about manually configuring scroll wheels:

Configuring xorg.conf for Mice with Scroll Wheels

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Finally, how do I launch a terminal session from a terminal session so that I have "YYZ@desktop:~$" instead of "sh-3.1$"? I know they do the same thing, but it bothers me that clicking "Konsole" and running the command "konsole" do not do the same thing.
Your description is a little confusing. You emphasized installing Xfce 4.4 and then mentioned a terminal session. In Xfce the native xterm app is called Terminal. Konsole is the native xterm app for KDE.

Regardless, I tested what you described in both Xfce and KDE. In Xfce, I opened Terminal and then typed "terminal." A new Terminal window opened and the shell prompt was fine. In KDE I opened Konsole and then typed "konsole." A new Konsole window opened and the shell prompt was fine.

Being unsure of what you were describing, in Xfce I opened Terminal and then typed "konsole." A new Konsole window opened and the shell prompt was fine. In KDE I opened a Konsole window and then type "terminal." A new Terminal window opened and the shell prompt was fine.

Perhaps you are asking how to create a custom shell prompt. There are plenty of mini how-tos around the web about creating a shell prompt. However, you'll want to store your prompt configuration and perhaps the following will help:

Harmonizing the Bash Startup Scripts

A side note in case you don't know: You could press Ctrl-Shift-T, which for both Konsole and Terminal is the keyboard shortcut to open another Konsole/Terminal session tab. Or select New Shell from the konsole Session menu or Terminal File menu. Both Konsole and Terminal are tabbed xterms. This approach might not resolve your original problem, but is easier than typing "konsole" or "terminal." Not that I don't sometimes run with multiple windows open in addition to multiple tabs --- I do. In KDE and Xfce I have the keyboard shortcut Alt-F9 mapped to open respective Konsole or Terminal windows. Easier for me than to type "konsole" or "terminal."
 
Old 07-03-2008, 11:01 PM   #4
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I too was surprised, when I saw the plethora of KDE applications camping out here on the XFCE. But I installed from the DVD and ran the "full" install.

xorgsetup managed to correct the problem with my mouse. It works fine now. But I got this message when I logged back in with "startx." It mentioned something about XFCE not working properly because of not finding "darkstar" in the "hosts" file.

Network is still down. I am typing this from an Ubuntu setup right next to the Slackware, so the network itself is fine. And "netconfig" does give me a response (when I log in as root). But my ignorance must be killing the process. I am using a router, and upon checking the router's status, there seems to be a DHCP server involved. But I am not sure about the questions of "Base Hostname", "Domain Name", and "DHCP hostname". Is there a command such as "ifconfig" to find this information out?

Come to think of it, "ifconfig" on the Slackware computer gives me a host of junk for eth0, I cannot confirm if the network card is actually recognized.

Thank you for your time.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 06:52 PM   #5
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Alright.

Everything is working correctly now. I had forgotten the need to restart the computer, and was getting a bit thrown off my the fact that I was running my GUI from the CLI.

Thank you all. I am happy for now.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 07:06 PM   #6
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Good to hear you figured it out:-)
 
Old 07-04-2008, 11:10 PM   #7
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Alright.

Everything is working correctly now. I had forgotten the need to restart the computer, and was getting a bit thrown off my the fact that I was running my GUI from the CLI.

Thank you all. I am happy for now.
It would be nice to post your solution so as too provide help to someone who may find your thread via a search.
 
Old 07-05-2008, 10:52 AM   #8
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Alright.

Everything is working correctly now. I had forgotten the need to restart the computer, and was getting a bit thrown off my the fact that I was running my GUI from the CLI.

Thank you all. I am happy for now.
You don't need to restart your computer; You just need to restart the network service.

From a terminal as root
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart
 
  


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