[Nelug] Slackware 9.0 problem

Nick Paton nickpaton1 at home.3b.co.uk
Tue Aug 19 18:36:00 UTC 2003


Many thanks to you all for suggesting the best Linux version to go for as a
first time user.

I've decided to go for Slackware 9.0, since I enjoy a challenge.

Initial kernel panic problem, which was traced ( with help from those Sun
people - thanks) to having to disable USB in bios.

Then booted up OK, and loaded onto a new harddisk.

PROBLEM:  I boot up from LILO, and it goes into darkstar: login
I then login as "root" and password as specified during the initial software
But where do I go from here?
Do I need to compile a kernel, and if so how?  Or has this already been done
under ver 9.0?
If not then how do I run Linux to get into KDE?
Also from the darkstar root, how do I logout, so that next time it doesn't
need to repair the contents of the disc partition every time?  Exit and
logoff seem to do something, but I always then end up at the Darkstar login
again, without actually exiting exiting, if you see what I mean!

I know this is v basic stuff, but documentation from the Slackware site
varies at the login, so a bit stuck!

Many thanks again
Nick Paton.

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