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Old 12-16-2003, 12:37 AM   #16
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Ok. I have actually succesfully installed the first cd of slack. I got lucky enough for my wireless to work too. YIPPPEEE. So now I'm using lynx because I have no gui. I don't know how to install second cd with kde. When I type startx now i get a slew of errors. I'm using the intel i810 graphics so I know I need to install something for that, but I don't think that is what's causing the problem. Also when I ran the install, about 3 packages from the end I had an error on it installing one of the packages. I just pressed enter to see if it would continue, and it did. It installed the remaining packages with no problem. As far as the kernel goes, I didn't have one on a floppy and my cdrom isn't seen, so could that be a problem I need to address? I ended up skipping as saying to use the kernel It provided. I forgot the exact words they used. I just remembered about that. Well maybe someone can point me in the right direction. I'm getting close to having this puppy moving.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 01:10 AM   #17
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Ok, turns out the reason X is crashing is my mouse. It's saying there is no device on /dev/mouse. How can I get around this just to test my screen settings?
 
Old 12-16-2003, 02:30 AM   #18
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sorry about double posting ... my isps gateway was going down and i was getting off and on connections wasnt trying to be a dick.

just boot with a boot disk that gives you access to your cdrom (ie win9x boot disk, toms root boot). copy the slackware directories from both cd 1 and 2 to the partition on your hdd that you want to save that info to. then boot off the slack cd run setup and after you setup your partitions, make sure you dont format the partition you copied the slackware directories to, it will ask you where you want to install from cd nfs harddrive ... choose harddrive it will then ask you which partition the tgz files are in tell it the partition you copied them to and from there it will run like any other installation.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 02:36 AM   #19
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pele_smk make a link from /dev/mouse to /dev/[what your mouse device file is] or go into /etc/X11/XF86Config and change the mouse input device to what your mouse is.

what your mouse device file is, depends on whether its a bus ps2 serial or usb mouse.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:22 PM   #20
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Ok, how can I find where my mouse is? I have seen on through google that it's an ALPS Touchpad.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:55 PM   #21
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Ok, I ran across someone using /dev/psaux and tried that. It worked. So now I run startx and it goes. Unfortunately all it goes to is a semi graphical bash. DOn't know what it is. So I'm guess I don't have kde set to start when I run startx or I don't even have it installed. I only installed the first cd, because I don't know how to install the second cd of slack through a pre-mounted directory. I'm not having framebuffer problem, because the screen is completely taken up, so I got lucky there.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 01:57 PM   #22
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Give X a miss for now ... is your CD-ROM now
being recognised? Let's tackle that first, then
you can install the stuff from CD2 and try X
again.


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Old 12-16-2003, 02:50 PM   #23
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think he is way past there tink.

in /etc/X11/xinit there should be some files.

do a "ls -l /etc/X11/xinit" and see which one xinitrc is linked to also check if xinitrc.kde is there ... from your description i would guess it is linked to xinitrc.twm

if so do:
ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.kde /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

then try startx

--- kinda didnt read your whole post ---

youll need the info above in a bit though

go back to the console and mount your slack2 cd and go into the slackware/kde directory you can then use pkgtool and install k then see above.

Last edited by skog; 12-16-2003 at 02:53 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 08:48 PM   #24
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skog thanks a lot i guess i was making it way harder. I have started the install and it is going fine so far. From the second cd all i copied to the directory was the extras folder sense the first disk had everything esle is this right?
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:13 PM   #25
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well no cuase i think you said you wanted kde also.

there should be a /slackware directory on the 2nd cd as well ... has gnome kde and kdei.

gnome has gnome stuff
kde has kde stuff
kdei has international kde stuff ... like other languages and such

the 1st cd has all the base linux stuff, console programs, libs, kernel, and basic X. few window managers like flux, twm, blackbox the minimal type. you can copy what you want from both cds like you might not use tetex so you wouldnt need the t dir from cd1 if you only want kde you wont need the gnome dir from cd2 and so on. basically its a good idea to get most the stuff from cd1 though ... stuff you might not need f = faqs, e = emacs, t = tetex

if you already have cd1 installed though there isnt much since in reinstalling to get kde though you can just mount cd2 and cd /mnt/cdrom/slackware/kde and then pkgtool and install k like that.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 02:59 PM   #26
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Sweet, the last post was what i needed. Running pkgtool for kde. Thanks a lot.
 
  


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