I Think I Broke It :(
I eventually got my slackware installation connected to the lan and internet (thanks Chris :) ) and now I think I've broken it.
When connected as root I type telinit 4 to open KDE (I know I can change a file for it to do this automatically but I tried that before and ended up doing a full re-install and I'm happy to just type that line anyway)
when the KDE opens everything initializes then within about 10-15 seconds it hangs - last thing it does is "Restoring Session".
If I log in as a user KDE opens without a problem but I can't connect to the internet (I think that's a dns issue because I can ping google by ip but not by name) even though the connection settings are the same as those for root.
is there anything I can enter from shell (before telinit 4) to cancel the previous session or at least get it to not try to restore session??
Thanks in advance
Hrm... If you continue to have problems, you could do/try
But that is a last resort
Dunno about DNS issue
nope, not last resort - penultimate resort.
my last resort was going to be to re-install. However, many thanks because your suggestion worked and saved me much time and hassle from having to re-install.
No problem did you fix the dns issue, Im interesed
It's a little strange because I can access www.google.com from a web browser, I can ping google by ip address but I can not ping google by name *scratches head*
check your /etc/resolv.conf
that's it that's all that's in there.
I am guessing you connect through a router or such called workgroup?
This is like a UK topic (every1 from the UK):O
My linux box, my W2KPro and my partner's win98 boxes are on our internal lan (WORKGROUP), then the http server (WAMP (W2KPro)), an XP64bit, and laptop (wireless link) are in our dmz - 3620 cisco router on external and 2620 cisco on internal with catalyst 2924 switch.