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    Thinking about switching to slackware! Just a couple of questions!


    Hi, I am somewhat new-ish to linux and have only been using it for about 6 month's. I have used ubuntu which was great for the transfer from windows to linux and now I am on debian... which to me isn't much different seeing how ubuntu is based off of debian.

    The questions I wanted to know is:

    What package manager is used for downloading? Apt-get is to debian as ? is to slackware?

    How do I use the manager?

    And will Slackware automatically detect an Ethernet connection since I know I have to configure it to detect the wireless...

    and what exactly is xorg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lights View Post
    The questions I wanted to know is:

    What package manager is used for downloading? Apt-get is to debian as ? is to slackware?

    How do I use the manager?

    And will Slackware automatically detect an Ethernet connection since I know I have to configure it to detect the wireless...

    and what exactly is xorg?
    Hello and welcome.

    Slackware package tools would consist of pkgtool, slackpkg, swaret, and slapt-get, with the first two being included on the Slackware installation DVD/CD.

    You can find documentation, guides, and tips for using each with some online searching, and the Slackware Essentials ebook has some tips that might prove useful to you:

    Slackware Linux Essentials

    I don't do any wireless devices at all so can't say for sure, but most configurations within Slackware are done manually.

    Xorg is the x-server that gives you the graphics user interface. More on xorg can be found here:

    X.Org Wiki - Home

    Note that Slackware is not generally considered to be a new user friendly distro, but there are plenty of new users that have successfully installed and used it.
    oz

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