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    New Install, without X, cant locate it.


    I'm happy to say, I've now got slack 12 installed and running. The new 2.6 kernel made for a much nicer install than the previous 2.4 did with my hardware. So far I have everything working but X. I dont know the name of the package that will let me run fluxbox.
    any tips? I tried slapt-get --search x11 and slapt-get --search xorg. The first came up with way too many results, the second not enough.
    Although I must admit, CLI'ing it all day has been pretty cool. Even got some music going with mpg123. I was impressed with the simplicity.

    PS: I know this question has probably come up before, but I can't search LF.O with the image captcha you have on the search feature... It's a bummer, but I dont know what could be done about it.
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    Edit: don't get it, have you installed Slackware without X? Or do you just mean that you haven't configured X yet? If the former, if you haven't done much with slack, why not simply reinstall it with X? Else mount the dvd find the X packages and install them with installpkg, then you don't even have to download anything (I did this for extra kernel modules I needed in Slackware 11).

    For the latter have you

    (a) configured X?
    (b) selected your preferred wm?

    For (a) xorgconfig, X -configure or I think Xorg -config.
    For (b) xwmconfig then choose fluxbox.

    I'm downloading Slackware 12 right now, can't wait! It's really up to date, it's crazy.
    Last edited by mahlerfan; 07-06-2007 at 12:37 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahlerfan View Post
    Edit: don't get it, have you installed Slackware without X? Or do you just mean that you haven't configured X yet? If the former, if you haven't done much with slack, why not simply reinstall it with X? Else mount the dvd find the X packages and install them with installpkg, then you don't even have to download anything (I did this for extra kernel modules I needed in Slackware 11).

    For the latter have you

    (a) configured X?
    (b) selected your preferred wm?

    For (a) xorgconfig, X -configure or I think Xorg -config.
    For (b) xwmconfig then choose fluxbox.

    I'm downloading Slackware 12 right now, can't wait! It's really up to date, it's crazy.
    I installed slack without X, but Ive done pretty much all the configuring except for X. I have the cd mounted, but dont know which package to grab to get it running. Thanks for the help
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    it's the packages under x ,you can use slackpkg to install them or the dvd,for slackpkg choose a mirror from /etc/slakpkg/mirrors , (ftp://ftp.slackware.at/slackware-12.0/ )

    and slackpkg update
    slackpkg install x/

    you can optimize you installation if you are planning to use only fluxbox, and if you know your vga you can install only xf86-video-i810 (for my intel for example) and sure the keyboard and the mouse,some other package are no needed for fluxbox,and you can choose under xap the fluxbox, once your X is configured you can run startfluxfox, i can't say wath the minimum required ,but at least the font and the protocol and the server nad the corresponding driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliov View Post
    it's the packages under x ,you can use slackpkg to install them or the dvd,for slackpkg choose a mirror from /etc/slakpkg/mirrors , (ftp://ftp.slackware.at/slackware-12.0/ )

    and slackpkg update
    slackpkg install x/

    you can optimize you installation if you are planning to use only fluxbox, and if you know your vga you can install only xf86-video-i810 (for my intel for example) and sure the keyboard and the mouse,some other package are no needed for fluxbox,and you can choose under xap the fluxbox, once your X is configured you can run startfluxfox, i can't say wath the minimum required ,but at least the font and the protocol and the server nad the corresponding driver.

    Regards.
    Thanks for the advice. I'll check it out.
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    alright, got it working... I'm not used to needing the second install disk. Normally X is on the first disk of most distros.

    Anyway, I have things nearly configured and customized the way I like them. I hope everyone else has a happy slackware 12.0
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