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Fixit



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Fixit
I installed Slackware.

Someone please tell me that there is a GUI part. Smile

Mine went to a "darkstar prompt."

Andy
Post 21 May 2014, 19:45
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gens



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gens
first choose a window manager
xwmconfig

then you can start it directly with startx
'nother option is to set the default runlevel in /etc/inittab to 4, that will bring a graphical login prompt next boot (i think xdm is default)

recommended reading
http://slackbook.org/
http://docs.slackware.com/

slackware is as vanilla as it gets (no custom patches and crap)
pkgtool is a "gui" for package and system management, although i would recommend gslapt for starters
sbopkg is for extra, nonstandard, programs

almost all you need to learn are linux things, gui distros only obfuscate things like that
Post 21 May 2014, 21:51
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typedef



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typedef
why are people so afraid of CLI? Laughing
Post 21 May 2014, 22:08
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Fixit



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Fixit
I have been doing CLI for over 20 years.

How long have you been doing it ?

Andy
Post 22 May 2014, 01:42
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Fixit



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Fixit
gens,

Slackware could not get my wireless network going.

That's is very rare considering I have tested 15 + distros.

Then I went to Mint.

md5sum was good.

I have successfully installed it before.

Not this time and I tried twice.

I think it is not in the cards for programming using gcc.

I will stick with fasm. Smile

Take care,
Andy

If you want minimal problems, go with Puppy Slacko.

"They treat you like an adult and have plenty of cheerful help."
Post 22 May 2014, 01:47
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revolution
When all else fails, read the source


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revolution
False dichotomy: GUI or CLI.

We don't have to choose one. We can use both. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. The clever part comes with knowing which is the better option for any particular task.

BTW: Don't forget about the TUI.
Post 22 May 2014, 02:06
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typedef



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typedef
Fixit wrote:
I have been doing CLI for over 20 years.

How long have you been doing it ?

Andy


Shocked

Does it matter? As long as I know how to use it and I'm not afraid of it.

Also, "doing" it doesn't mean you aren't scared of it.
Post 22 May 2014, 08:06
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taeyun



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taeyun
CLI provide a chance to change point of view for manipulating computer.
It must be good for brain development too.
Most of all, it looks like a professional!
Post 25 Jun 2014, 08:47
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Feryno



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Feryno
My first Linux distro was Slakware 3.1.0 sometimes in 1997 and I remember I ran GUI well (I had some S3 graphic card with 1MB of memory, the CPU was AMD 486 and 16MB RAM). I can't believe it is harder to run GUI today on newer version.
I was even able to run 3.1.0 recently under VirtualBox.Image
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