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Old 09-13-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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Xfree and slackware 10 newb question


Ok i fixed my problem with geting slackware to boot i used the kernel on my setup floopy. But now after its all done loading i am still in Text mode or so i think there is a Tux guy in the top left of the screen. But it will let me log in as root but being new I know nothing about the commands , so how mite i load xfree or xwindows or what ever ? Thanks
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Old 09-13-2004, 10:39 PM   #2
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After login just type startx and X will start with your preferred window manager. If you haven't specified an enviroment yet, type xwmconfig and choose your preferred wm. If you want to start X automatically, just edit your file:/etc/inittab and set the line

id:3:initdefault:

to

id:4:initdefault:

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Old 09-13-2004, 10:54 PM   #3
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Don't be concerned about Xfree, there isn't any. It's Xorg now, in Slack10.

To log in as user, do (as root in cli) adduser, your preferred name and do what it says.

If you change int:3:initdefault in /etc/inittab to int:4:default, you will boot into gnome desktop, unless you change the first stanza of /etc/rc.d/rc.4 from gdm.
I use kde, so just swapped first with second stanzas.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 06:49 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by WilliamS
Don't be concerned about Xfree, there isn't any. It's Xorg now, in Slack10.

To log in as user, do (as root in cli) adduser, your preferred name and do what it says.

If you change int:3:initdefault in /etc/inittab to int:4:default, you will boot into gnome desktop, unless you change the first stanza of /etc/rc.d/rc.4 from gdm.
I use kde, so just swapped first with second stanzas.
I'm a newbie as well and I figured out the initlevel has to be set to 4, but what do you mean by swap first and second stanzas? Cause I also want to use KDE and am getting the Gnome desktop when I boot up the pc.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 07:02 AM   #5
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If you take a look at /etc/rc.d/rc.4 you'll see that gdm (first) gets executed before kdm (second) if it exists. So if you have both and want to use kdm you'll have to switch the commands there (what he called stanzas).
 
Old 09-14-2004, 07:05 AM   #6
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Great thanks! I'll give it a try.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:25 AM   #7
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before using x...

Hi

Before starting to use X, it would be a great idea to create one or more user accounts (it's not so good to run X as root). Evidently, it's needed to set the adequate permissions to the sound card and the CD or DVD drive in order to make them available to all users. (it's even possible to do so from inside KDE using the KUser).

About GDM and KDM: both can start a different desktop as specified with xwmconfig (this is, GDM can start KDE and besides of GNOME; and KDM can start GNOME besides of KDE; and so on). I use KDM to start both KDM and GNOME.
 
  


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