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> Help!, i am having serious problems as a newbie
post Jan 30 2003, 10:19 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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unsure.gif ok heres my prob.
i just set up another partition on my comp. i downloaded slackware linux. properly burnt the iso to a cd. and installed slackware on the desginated partition. using the slackware disk, i boot it up, and it comes up to a "dos looking" text feild that says welcome to slackware ect......
i log in as the new usser i created.......and it does nothing....i have kde installed but i cant get it to run.....i tried startx and other commands like that but nothing seems to be working....please help
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post Jan 31 2003, 02:22 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Ok i have little knowledge to none of slackware

To do anything you need to log on it would help if you can log on as root:

Wen in root if slackware works similar to madrake try the command telinit 5
this should take you into graphics mode

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post Feb 1 2003, 06:20 PM
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Its GNU/

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What are your errors if any when you try the startx command? Also check the xf86 logs for any errors.

The console tool for configuring x is XF86config.

No point configuring your system to boot to xwindows i.e. runlevel 5 until startx command works.

What kind of video hardware do you have?
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