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Old 08-29-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
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SUSE 9.3 issues need to be ironed out

I am in the process of finalizing a nice streamlined SUSE installation, but I have a couple of things that are bugging me and maybe you could help:

Wireless. I am using NDISWRAPPER with a Dell 1350 802.11b/g card - the wireless works great, but every time I start the machine I have to click on the KInternet icon in the system tray, select Wirless, then go in, find the access point and click connect. Is there a way around this?

Blackbox. I am trying to use Blackbox as my primary WM, I set RunLevel:3 in Inittab and boot to a nice framebuffer prompt. When I type startx, X starts, but I get an error saying something about kdestartupconfig. When I click OK, it drops back to the console. If I run kdm, I can log in again, and get to Blackbox - how do I get straight to blackbox without messing with this other stuff?

On the topic of streamlining the system - in the past when I have tried to install a minimal system with SUSE, and then build it up from there, I find that a lot of things depend on each other and if I don't go with a default install, then remove things, the system looks like crap. Does anyone have some pointers on building a real minimal system with SUSE? I have tried Gentoo on this system but that is a real mind bender on this particular piece of hardware.

Old 08-29-2005, 06:38 PM   #2
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For blackbox to start as the default wm in runlevel 3, create or edit ~/.xinitrc and add the line "exec blackbox". If it already exists, then comment out any line that refer to other DE's or WM's.
Old 08-30-2005, 11:09 PM   #3
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OK - I got these two issues ironed out.

For the wifi, all I had to do was add the DNS servers to my /etc/resolv.conf, and your suggestion to edit the .xinitrc file worked like a charm.

Now I have another question: How do I enable screen power off in the console? I have a framebuffer console, and while the screen eventually blanks, it never appears to shut off when it is in fb. When I was using KDE, the KDE screen saver would shut the monitor off eventually - what can I do about the console?



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