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    trouble trouble trouble


    well guys i dont know where to start of
    cos i am switching forum to forum to get responces to my post
    but no replies
    actuall i am new to slackware
    and i dont know how to run DVD or CD throught there respective roms
    cos whenever i check a cd or a dvd
    it shows some kind of security message
    also
    those drives are unmount
    secondly
    how to run network on slackware
    sound problem as no sound
    also samba is not installed in slackware 12
    firstly please help me out in these

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    Lightbulb *sigh*

    First off. Never ask general questions that have 100 different ways to answer them.

    Second. Your answer may not be for a specific distribution

    Third. Make a valid attempt to search for the answer outside of forums.

    Fourth. Try an easier distribution to learn on like ubuntu. Slackware is a great distrubution to force you to learn about things but not to have people tell you what to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by bunty82 View Post
    well guys i dont know where to start of
    cos i am switching forum to forum to get responces to my post
    but no replies
    actuall i am new to slackware
    and i dont know how to run DVD or CD throught there respective
    cos whenever i check a cd or a dvd
    it shows some kind of security message
    when posting messages ALWAYS provide a snipit of the error message. If it is too large to post, provide a link to the file.

    Try this:
    1. attempt to mount as root user
    Code:
    mount -t iso9660 /dev/dvd /media/dvd
    if you can, then you need to check your /etc/fstab and make sure that is properly set up. There is plenty of help for that for all distributions elsewhere on the web.

    Quote Originally Posted by bunty82 View Post
    how to run network on slackware
    sound problem as no sound
    Always provide hardware information. People need to know if it's non standard hardware that may not be supported.

    1. for your net work I have no clue, I'm not an expert and I wouldn't know where to begin without more information.
    2. No sound? it starts as muted in slackware.
    try alsamixer at the console. There is a way to save your settings but I do not know off the top of my head.
    Code:
    alsamixer
    Quote Originally Posted by bunty82 View Post
    also samba is not installed in slackware 12
    firstly please help me out in these
    Yes it is. You have to set it up correctly. XFCE might come with some set up tools. However, setting up samba is largly a pain in the butt. You might beable to access your windows box by the IP address by typing the following into the XFCE file browser
    Code:
    smb://ip.of.the.machine/

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    ya mate

    i better watch all those things next time
    thanks for the help
    hope it works for me

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    hi Lumak
    thanks for your support
    right now
    i successfully
    turned my sound on through alsaconf
    but still
    i am unable to make user
    heard that if you will be in root ID
    you wont be able to access the hard drives on which linus loaded
    also the DVd
    so
    how to make users in slackware
    also
    i dont know how to make lan enable

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    For the security problem, open the file /etc/group as root in a text editor. Add your username to this line:

    plugdev: x :83:bunty82 (or whatever your username is.)

    That will solve the dvd and cd problem. A box will come up in a few moments asking you what to do. Just select open in a new window.

    There is no space between the colons and that x. The forum made it into an ugly face, so I put the spaces in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunty82 View Post
    hi Lumak
    i am unable to make user
    heard that if you will be in root ID
    you wont be able to access the hard drives on which linus loaded
    also the DVd
    so
    how to make users in slackware
    also
    I installed 12 on another partition but I haven't looked at it yet... I believe in most slackware distributions there is a nice user set up script that takes you through step by step. If not just look up the man pages for useradd
    Code:
    adduser - slackware script (step by step)
    useradd - real linux command
    usermod - add users to other groups (plugdev)
    man <command> - see more information about a command than '-h' can provide
    ... I really hope you arn't logged into root and on the internet. That could potentialy be very bad.

    Me personally I don't like to read manuals on the computer screen. Look for the book "Linux in a nutshell - a desktop quick reference" it is basically all the information avaliable on the man pages. I found mine for $15 at Fry's on sale. I wouldn't pay full price for it, but to me $15 is worth not having to read it off my computer screen. Also slackware comes with an abundance of FAQs. You might find some answers in /usr/doc/Linux-FAQs and /usr/doc/Linux-HOWTOs.

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    If you installed kde, you can use kuser from your menu. Or from the command line:
    Code:
    kdesu kuser
    Choose /bin/bash as shell and "uncheck" "account disabled." Save, log out to kdm and input your regular user's name and password.
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