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    Question HELP! I installed Slackware 14.2 without a GUI! How do I install KDE?!


    Okay, I'm new to slackware. I just grabbed the "dvd1" or "iso1" or whatever it is called from the mirrors on the website. When I installed Slackware, It didn't come with a GUI. I want KDE as my DE. How do I install it. I will appreciate any help.

    Thanks.

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    When you installed, there should have been an option to install a Desktop Environment.
    For installing software, there is "pkgtool", but, this does not check for dependencies.
    And "slapt-get", I have not used this, so I can't speak to how it works.
    As long as you really haven't done much of anything, I would just put the Slackware disc back in, and reinstall, and look for the option to install kde.
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    There wasn't an option to install KDE.

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    Look for this step.
    http://docs.slackware.com/_media/sla..._select_cl.png

    Use the space bar to select which one you want.
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    I'm sorry, but I'm not willing to reinstall Slackware. The installation process was a huge pain. All I want is to install KDE on the terminal prompt so I can have a GUI to work with.

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    Go near the bottom of this page, where you see "Start a Graphical Desktop Environment"
    slackware:beginners_guide - SlackDocs

    You may already have kde installed. This will show you how to activate it.
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    What iso did you download?
    Have you created a non-root user yet?
    If you did the default installation, you will already have kde installed.
    Slackware, by default logins to a command line.
    Just type "startx", and see if kde starts up.
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    backup what you have with clonezilla on to a 8-gig or larger USB stick (not SanDisk!) and learn to install the DE of your choice, is my suggestion!

    Best wishes! Slackware is not for n00bs, but it can be done, with persistence and determination!
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