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I'm going to give the latest Slackware a try. I do run FreeBSD so I'm at least somewhat used to doing near everything through configuration files. I don't really mind ...
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- 10-14-2005 #1
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- Aug 2005
Trying Out Slackware
I'm going to give the latest Slackware a try. I do run FreeBSD so I'm at least somewhat used to doing near everything through configuration files. I don't really mind doing this. However, I have some questions about it before I go on here. I have read the Slackware FAQ posted here, by the way.
1.) Assuming that Slackware defaults to a shell environment (something like in FreeBSD), how do I get X Window to run with something like KDE or GNOME? In other words, how do I get Slackware set up to the point that I can just turn on the machine and have everything start up like it would in the Debian Sarge default setup, for example?
2.) How do I get a dial up connection running in Slackware? Is there anything like KPPP included or do I need to initiate the connection through the shell?
3.) Which boot loader does Slackware use? Is it installed during the main setup or do I need to install it manually? Where is the configuration file located? Anywhere special?
Get as detailed as you care to in this. I want to learn here in the process.
- 10-14-2005 #2
Re: Trying Out SlackwareOriginally Posted by chopin1810
Originally Posted by chopin1810
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- 10-14-2005 #3
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- Jun 2005
- The Hot Humid South
The best thing to do with Slackware is to read the SlackBook. They do emphasize quite a bit Slackware's start up sequence is based on BSD, so you might already be a setup ahead there.
- 10-14-2005 #4
the slackware community has linuxpackages.org for slackware packages. There you can get the grub package if you want. I run grub with slackware and it works perfectly."Time has more than one meaning, and is more than one dimension" - /.unknown
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- 10-14-2005 #5
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- Apr 2005
And slacky.it is also a good resource for packages. You need some basic knowledge of Italian though .** Registered Linux User # 393717 and proud of it ** Check out www.zenwalk.org
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