After the network configuration, you will need to setup your network services. For most users, the default
choice will be adequate. However, if you intend to run a web server, a mail server or any other custom service,
you might need to enable some other options, too. Be aware that extra services mean more "open" ports - less
The next option allows to use custom screen fonts.
We need to setup our hardware clock and time zone next.
The choice of the Windows Manager is the next one. Although I'm tempted to use KDE, I have promised to try a
different environment in one of my future setups. Gnome is not officially included with Slackware.
Nevertheless, due to the immense popularity of this environment, Gnome can be incorporated fairly easily into
Slackware using projects like Freerock Gnome
, also known as FRG, GWARE
and Dropline Gnome
. For the time
being, I will use the Xfce desktop, which is also very suitable for low-end machines.
It is also important to note that all of these environments are included in your setup - if you have chosen the
FULL option. This means that you will be able to switch between desktops fairly easily, and that includes the
Root password is the next step. Needless to say, you should choose a strong password.
Congratulations, your setup is now complete.
You can also restart your machine by typing reboot