Slackware...questions

This is a discussion on Slackware...questions within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Ok...So I havent used slackware in a while, only for servers. I installed v 10.1 with the full install. Here ...

  1. #1
    *this
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    498

    Slackware...questions

    Ok...So I havent used slackware in a while, only for servers.

    I installed v 10.1 with the full install.

    Here are my questions:

    1) How would I go about having linux auto startx ?
    2) How can I change my res to 1440 x 900 ?
    3) How can I get my wireless network card to work ?
    4) Can I get my wireless card and lan card to auto switch depending on whether lan cable is connected ? Like is there a program because in windows I have this program that auto switches for me like when I dont have an ethernet cord plugged in it switches to wireless and when I do have it plugged in, it switches to lan card.

    Thanks,
    Josh

  2. #2
    ... kermit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    1,528
    What desktop are you using? You will have to modify your /etc/rc.conf file:

    Code:
    # What display manager do you use ?  [ xdm | gdm | kdm | entrance ]
    DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm"
    
    .....
    
    XSESSION="kde-3.3.2"
    That is a sample from my file - tailor your own file as you see fit.

    Then if you issue the command (as root):

    Code:
    # rc-update add xdm default
    then reboot, KDM should come up as your graphical display manager.

    Of course this all depends on Slackware being similar to my system (which is not slack) - others can advise if the above method is not suitable for your distribution.

    Regarding your resolution, you can either manually change it in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, or you can do it more or less automatically (how much automation depends on which method you choose) with a utility. Have a look at this to get some ideas.

    ~/

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. questions....so many questions about random numbers....
    By face_master in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-30-2009, 09:47 AM
  2. A very long list of questions... maybe to long...
    By Ravens'sWrath in forum C Programming
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-16-2007, 06:36 AM
  3. Trivial questions - what to do?
    By Aerie in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12-26-2004, 09:44 AM
  4. Slackware?
    By Strut in forum Linux Programming
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-22-2003, 12:10 PM
  5. questions questions questions.....
    By mfc2themax in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-14-2001, 08:22 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21