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    how do i change resolution


    I need to know how to change the resolution in slackware
    I also would like to know how to compile my C programs
    is there a compiler included?

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    Edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use the resolution you want. You'll have to su to root to edit/save the file.

    Here's some information on correctly setting up X:

    http://www.slackbook.org/html/x-window-system.html
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    is there any way to change resolution options in the x setup or do you have to do it in text only? and what is "su to root"

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    go to a terminal
    type in: su
    enter root password when requested
    open your favorite text editor (I use vim but nano or pico will work fine)
    edit/save your file
    restart X

    Slackware doesn't come with lots of GUI tools. Most configuring is done manually the way most Slackers like it.
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    so is there a GUI program that I can use to compile the C program that i wrote?

    also, once I have downloaded a package, can you explain what I do to get the program running after that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwall213 View Post
    so is there a GUI program that I can use to compile the C program that i wrote?
    gcc (terminal based)
    kdevelop (GUI based)
    menu - developer- kdevelop


    once I have downloaded a package, can you explain what I do to get the program running after that?
    You need to first install and then run the executable file.

    it depends on the distro
    each distro has package manager.

    for slackware:
    installpkg pkg.tgz

    Read these 3 guides:

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Softw...de-35752.shtml

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html

    http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...Linux_Software

    Initially it will be pain to understand but as you keep using, it will be become simple

    When you install from source files, then installation instructions are normally in readme/install file or check the developers website documentation

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