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    Please help im new to slackware


    I am new to Slackware. When i boot it up i am in the default slackware. I want to get to the visual slackware and the kde envirement. i tried everything. I dont know what to do or what to type in the command panel

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    Have you installed KDE?
    Have you installed xorg?
    Have you installed KDM (login manager)?
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    What happens when you type:
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    I've been there, not too long ago either. Yeah, you want to type: startx

    You can also adjust your "run level" to determine whether you launch straight into X, the GUI (the pretty, graphics user interface), or not (leaving you in TUI mode, text user interface).

    If you change /etc/inittab to runlevel 4, it should give you GUI login, etc.

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    I deleted a lot of useless bickering from this thread. Unless you have a specific solution or are requesting more information about this poster's problem, please don't respond. "RTFM" posts are not helpful either.
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    What if the person can't use the search function?

    If they are unable to use a terminal, or know what one is, why are they installing/installed slackware?

    I'm sorry, but reading the slackbook is the first important step if you want to become a slackware user that doesnt depend on everyone else all the time.

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    It's not the information provided, it's the way in which it is given. Why not something like...

    Hi Blasterlava and welcome. Have you had a chance to read the Slackbook? It's very helpful and will answer most of your questions regarding how to run Slackware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    It's not the information provided, it's the way in which it is given.
    Exactly. Providing information need not be done in a condescending way.
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    i will say that i never read the book and didnt find it useful all but for a few things like the startx command etc. i know that i limped along when i got started and i didnt know much about the command line. I got started in slackware because i was told it is about the best around. And now i have come along way and have learned alot more than if i had ran fedora or suse. now that i have gotten this far i am always happy to answer even the most mundane of questions because we all were there once and we all once had mundane questions. this is my way of paying back to the community that spent thier time in answering my mundane questions.
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