Installing Slackware Linux - Part 4

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 security.

Slackware startup services

The next option allows to use custom screen fonts.

Slackware custom fonts

We need to setupĀ our hardware clock and time zone next.

Slackware hardware clock

Slackware timezone

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 sexy KDE.

Slackware windows manager

Root password is the next step. Needless to say, you should choose a strong password.

Slackware root password

Slackware root password confirm

Congratulations, your setup is now complete.

Slackware setup complete

Slackware exit setup

You can also restart your machine by typing reboot.

Slackware reboot

Slackware rebooting


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