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Old 08-29-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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downloading Slack, what version?


Ok, noob question here.

I am a Fedora user wanting to migrate to Slackware.

I am at my mirror download site, i see

/slackware
/slackware-current
/slackware-10.1
/slackware-10.1-iso

I am gathering I want the /slackware-10.1-iso and to download slackware-10.1-install-d1.iso 1-4?
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:07 PM   #2
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A Few extra pointers

I would get the Slackware 10.1 iso discs 1 and 2.
Discs 1 & 2 contain the actual distro. Discs 3 & 4 contain the source code, so 3 & 4 aren't vital.
Be prepared for a little init script hacking, as when you reboot, you will be thrown to a console login.
Step 1:
Login as root, using the password you set during the install.

Step 2:
You will need to set up X to work. try running $gdm and see if it starts. If it does, then gdm has written a basic xorg.conf that has found and guessed your settings using the 'vesa' driver. This is a basic graphics driver that works with **most** (not all) systems. If this is the case, go to step 3.

If it complains of an error trying to start x and kicks you back to a prompt, you will need to run;

$xorgconfig

This is a script to set up X that you might have used before with XFree. Answer the questions, and try to start x again. It tends to be trial and error sometimes with newer cards and doesn't always work first time. Try and find out your monitors horizontal and vertical refresh rates.

Step 3:
Once you have a working X, you will need to edit the /etc/inittab file to tell the system to start X on boot. find a line that looks like:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:

Change the 3 to a 4 to start X on boot.

happy hacking!

Simon
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Bonzodog, for all your help.
 
  


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