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i can't run the desktop manager and obviously the window manager... what can i do?? lot of questions comming... learning learning a lot.... if you could help me not telling ...
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    some stuff, noob installing slack 10


    i can't run the desktop manager and obviously the window manager...
    what can i do??

    lot of questions comming... learning learning a lot....
    if you could help me not telling me the answer but where to find it it would be better

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    did you try typing `startx` in the terminal? by default slackware boots into the terminal, however you can change this..

    http://members.cox.net/laitcg/new/run.html

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    and you may need to run xwmconfig, to set up a window manager

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    Try to look what graphic environment you have installed.
    Code:
     pkgtool
    Then "Setup" > and tick "xwmconfig".
    You should probably see some.

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    Here is a great link if it isn't too late.

    http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/
    This goes from the beginning to the end of the process maybe you can pick up somewhere in the middle.




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    First of all you will have to configure your X server to match your hardware.
    Code:
     
    (on Slackware 10.0 and later)
    xorgconfig
    (on earlier Slackware versions)
    xf86config
    Then you will have to choose your favourite Windows manager
    Code:
    xwmconfig
    To make these changes system wide, you will have to become root before issuing these commands. More help available on the Slackware site , they updated their documentation recently. About time they did .

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