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if i try opening up a game, for example KAtomic , the computer will just lock up and freeze. Force quit commands don't do anything and i'm forced to turn ...
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    help with crashing slackware


    if i try opening up a game, for example KAtomic , the computer will just lock up and freeze. Force quit commands don't do anything and i'm forced to turn it manually off and on. It doesn't happen only with games either, it happens sporadically with the terminal

    What's the problem?!

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    Not sure what's going on but sounds like it may be a graphics issue of some type. You might be able to find some clues by looking around in the system log files:

    /var/log/
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    i'm new to linux

    how will the log help? do you want me to post it?

    edit: how do i even access it?

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    I think nano is installed by default on Slackware. If it's not, you can use another text editor such as vi, or vim, but note that they aren't as new user friendly as nano.

    Either way, you can go to a terminal and enter the following commands to see what's in the log files:

    Code:
    su
    
    cd /var/log
    
    nano file_name
    ...substituting your editor for nano, and the exact name of the file for file_name, as needed.

    For more info on using the command line under Linux, check out LinuxCommand.org:

    LinuxCommand.org: Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts.

    Hope you have fun with Slackware.
    oz

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    ah, thanks

    i should've found out about that link earlier

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