Updating slackware 14
You should remember the root password, which you set at the very end of the installation procedure.
Login as “root” now - you will find yourself at a “#” console root-prompt. The “” user is not the account which you are going to use as a matter of routine.
I think the cause is simply so much changes so fast in the Linux ecosystem that the result is something is always breaking.
Two and half years between releases means many opportunities for breakage.
If you are new to Slackware, then performing a full installation (with the possible exception of the KDEI series) could prevent a lot of problems later on.
The official Slackware recommendation When Slackware starts for the first time after completing the installation and rebooting, you will notice that it boots to a console log in screen - not the graphical login screen you may expect from using other distributions. It is the first stage in a learning experience which will make you a ” account.
Root is meant for system maintenance and configuration, software upgrades and the like.
The first thing to do is create a fresh user account for yourself, without the root privileges. The first thing you will need to do is create your own non-root user account.
I will not be surprised if a few more bugs and quirks appear.
We'll assume you've read the Installation Guide, and you have a clean install of Slackware on your machine that you're happy with.
In the free/libre software world geek creds seem to have a higher priority than quality assurance.
Generally, the rapid pace of development is hurting software.
That transition went without much noise and presented no memorable hurdles. My biggest frustration was the number of paper cuts.