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Old 12-04-2005, 06:08 AM   #1
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only get as far as the command prompt


I have installed slack 10.1 (after a few problems http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...te=1&p=1981375 sorted by a format and re-install )

when I boot up, it loads lilio, then linux - but it only gets as far as the command prompt.

how do I get the GUI (KDE) loaded?
 
Old 12-04-2005, 06:39 AM   #2
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im not sure if it is the same with slackware but you could try typing startx. See if that does the trick.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 06:40 AM   #3
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yep startx works a treat

now all I need is the internet working (I think the network card is bust - gonna try a new one later - any tips on getting it wotking?)
 
Old 12-04-2005, 07:39 AM   #4
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http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/xbootup.html

that is a link on how to configure your system to to always start up in a GUI if you don't want to always type startx. Im sorry i don't have much experience with network cards - i haven't run into a problem yet that i've had to learn a lot about them. that site, www.tuxfiles.org has a lot of good help files that maybe can help. if not you can always try www.tldp.org for a howto or guide. (It is a good site to refer to for any problem you run into) The only thing i can tell you is typically network cards are named eth0, eth1, etc. Try doing ping 127.0.0.1 and see what it says. also i assume your posting from a working box. try doing ifconfig and saving the output to an transportable media and posting the outcome. Sometimes ifconfig is hiding in /sbin/ so do whereis ifconfig and if it is in /sbin/ do the full pathname as teh command. (tip: you can do ifconfig &> ifconfig.output to save the output to a file named ifconfig.output.) Well hope that helps you out a bit. good luck.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 11:12 PM   #5
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or better yet, read: http://slackbook.org
 
Old 12-05-2005, 02:01 PM   #6
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As root run netconfig. Put in all the pertinent information for your network (DHCP or static IP address). After that run /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart. If your card was recognized during install that will connect you to the network. After that it is simple to configure your browser and mail reader.
If you have a network adapter that isn't built in you will have to search for drivers or possibly use ndiswrapper to use windows drivers (not sure how do do that as I've never needed it).
 
  


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