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  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux

    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxRevolution View Post
    I tried the commands given on the page but it simply doesn't work. I think it's because if u have a look at the top of the page, it says "from slackware ten onwards." I also tried the telinit 4. It said ::::

    ""starting X11......You do not have KDM, GDM or XDM installed....

    I want to use a lightweight window manager...maybe Fluxbox???

    REMINDER: I am using Slackware 9.1 and am extremely new to linux.
    Also, I didn't get any option about a GUI. Do you think I should re-install it?
    Maybe you didn't install KDE, or Gnome.

    The easiest way to install Slackware and have a working system for a new user is generally going to be to install all the packages on the installation disks. I've run version 9.1 in the past but it's been a very long time. I don't recall if the GUI packages were on disk 1, or disk 2. I'm pretty sure they now reside on disk 2, so if you installed from a single disk, that might be the problem.

    I think an old version of Fluxbox can be found on one of the disks, but you'd probably be better off to install a newer version. Of course, you'd have to do all that from the command line.

    You might want to consider trying Zenwalk because it's based on Slackware, it comes with a lightweight desktop environment, and it has basically a single application for each job, rather than a variety of different applications.

  2. #12
    Thanks for all your help. Will try ZenWalk.

  3. #13
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    Nov 2006
    INDIA, New Delhi

    Try to use RedHat Linux 6.0

    Try to use RedHat Linux 6.0 or 8.0 this is ideal for new user to linux.
    CJ Cheema

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  5. #14
    Thanks for all your help. Will try all of your suggestions and see which one works best.

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