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Old 07-16-2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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Newbie. i'm trying!


I am struggling..i got my first slack machine up and working with the nvidia drivers..so far so good...i upgraded and updated to "current" i am running xfce by default and want to run KDE...i swore i installed it at install but am lost as to where to look.Can anyone give me a hint? :-) Having a hard time installing packages like "gpodder" but i am sure it will click sooner or later. trying to stick just with the internal slack tools...no slap-get yet.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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If you did a full install of current, then yes you should have XFCE. Open a command terminal, and type xwmconfig. From there you can choose which WM/DE to use. XFCE should be there.


To install packages, su to root (just type su, then your root password), and then issue the following command.

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installpkg packagename.txz
 
Old 07-17-2009, 01:42 AM   #3
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Jeebiz,

I'm sure you meant KDE in your post.

Jimnyc2000,

Jeebiz is mainly correct. As root, run xwmconfig and choose KDE (or whatever you prefer)
 
Old 07-17-2009, 03:14 AM   #4
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Jimnyc2000,

Jeebiz is mainly correct. As root, run xwmconfig and choose KDE (or whatever you prefer)
If you want KDE for a user, run xwmconfig as user and select KDE from the list.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 05:05 AM   #5
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Having a hard time installing packages like "gpodder" but i am sure it will click sooner or later.
You will have to install a version of gnome or the gnome support libraries. You should also look at a program called sbopkg, it will help you to install programs built into slackware packages from their source code, using scripts from slackbuilds.org.

You should also realize that current is a development release and is therefore requires a bit more work to get it working, for example there is not a 13.0 repository at slackbuilds.org yet and not all scripts support 64bit yet.

Whereas slackware 12.2 is stable and very well tested and supported.

samac
 
Old 07-17-2009, 06:56 AM   #6
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Hi,

I will add that you can always run 'pkgtool' then run 'setup'. Which will allow you to select installation scripts that you wish to run again.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 09:28 AM   #7
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THANKS for the tips!!! I will try tonight!
 
Old 07-17-2009, 12:22 PM   #8
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Yea... KDE is != to XFCE... I need my glasses back. Still not fixed, they are still borken.
 
Old 07-18-2009, 01:21 AM   #9
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cp /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde $HOME/.xinitrc

would work, wouldn't it? I've never messed with KDE or Gnome, just the simpler window managers, is this file included in the KDE package(s)?
 
Old 07-18-2009, 02:52 AM   #10
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Just for curiosity, if your run level is 3, what happens when you type 'startx' or 'startkde' or even 'startxfce4'?
 
  


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