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Old 12-05-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I just moved to slack from RH9.0 and I have some questoins.

1. In RedHat I could type "service network restart" to restart just my network, how do I do this in slack?

2. How do I get rid of lilo and install grub?

3. How do I remove programs that I don't need?

4. Can I use RPMs in slack?

5. Does slack have any copyright protection like Red Hat (can I play my mp3's)?

Thank you
 
Old 12-05-2003, 07:42 PM   #2
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1. In RedHat I could type "service network restart" to restart just my network, how do I do this in slack?
Restart your network card or some network service? If it's a service, which one (httpd/ftp/smtp/etc.)?

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2. How do I get rid of lilo and install grub?
I'm not sure about this... Lilo works, and that's good enough for me

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3. How do I remove programs that I don't need?
Run pkgtool as root.

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4. Can I use RPMs in slack?
Yes... although it's not actually a "supported" feature. Meaning, there's almost nobody you can turn to for help.

Alternatively, use rpm2tgz to convert your RPMs into Slackware's tgz packages. Use installpkg packagename.tgz to install it.

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5. Does slack have any copyright protection like Red Hat (can I play my mp3's)?
You can play MP3s out of the box with a default installation of Slackware.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:02 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Joey.Dale
Hi all,

I just moved to slack from RH9.0 and I have some questoins.

1. In RedHat I could type "service network restart" to restart just my network, how do I do this in slack?


Thank you
Azmeen answered everything else...as far as restarting the network if this is what you are actually asking...

service network restart

That will restart the networking services. You can also use stop or start.

EDIT: Nevermind...this doesn't work in Slack...sorry.

Last edited by DaOne; 12-05-2003 at 08:06 PM.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:05 PM   #4
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root@linux:~# service network stop
-bash: service: command not found

in RH it would restart the card
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:31 PM   #5
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ifconfig eth0 down
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1




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Old 12-05-2003, 08:36 PM   #6
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ifconfig eth0 down
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1




Cheers,
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hey Tink...wouldn't /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart do the same? Or does that script specifically look for eth0 to be down?
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:44 PM   #7
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thank you
 
Old 12-05-2003, 10:59 PM   #8
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hey Tink...wouldn't /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart do the same? Or does that script specifically look for eth0 to be down?
rc.inet1 doesn't implement start | stop | restart

Just running it again would work, but you'd
get an error regarding the defaul route.


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