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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 ...
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- 04-15-2010 #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2010
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?
- 04-15-2010 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
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