The installation was uneventful: at the boot prompt i typed 'install noapm acpi' (after failing in my first attempt:no kernel image found).
Chose my spanish keyboard (querty es), sda was already partitioned into /, swap, and /home. Chose JFS for root and XFS for /home.
The packages were installed, root and user passwords were entered, i forgot to mention that i chose a 'light' install within VL7 Light, made sure my username was included in the 'wheel' group, chose vxconf, etc.
After rebooting and configuring X, i finally got to the prompt, entered my username and its password, typed 'startx' and entered the X system with JWM.
I launched the terminal and went to the repos as root:
# nano /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc
And left the first part looking like this:
Notice i included the 'testing' repo, saved and updated the repos:
# slapt-get -u
Now i installed some of my favorite apps:
# slapt-get -i ratpoison dmenu claws-mail leafpad menumaker libreoffice-3.5 numlockx unclutter terminus-font jre pcmanfm-mod
I will be installing apps as i go along...
Launched firefox (14) configured it to my liking, installed the addons: Vimperator and AdBlock Plus; went to my web mail and open a Configurations folder i keep there and began pasting the configurations i like.
I started configuring my terminal xterm:
$ nano .Xdefaults
and pasted this:
Then configured nano:
$ nano .nanorc
Wiped it clean and pasted this:
Went to my .bashrc and added some stuff and left looking like this:
# sourced by BASH everytime it start
## These should be set by /etc/profile
## But sometime, bash missed them. So here is the push
# Set various environment variables
for SH in /etc/profile.d/*.sh; do
#use custom keymap
## Set fancy colors
#eval `dircolors -b`
## Set this for your first choice
# This line was appended by KDE
# Make sure our customised gtkrc file is loaded.
alias slu="sudo slapt-get -u"
alias sli="sudo slapt-get -i"
When i get to the console, i just type 'x' instead of startx
Then went to /etc/sudoers
Added these lines:
macondo ALL = NOPASSWD : ALL
giovi ALL = NOPASSWD: /sbin/halt, /sbin/reboot
You have to belong to the "wheel" group, (i did during installation), my wife can reboot and halt the machine.
Now, i can do this for updating and installing packages:
$ slu && sli package_name
Finally i went to my .xinitrc to configure how i enter the X system:
$ nano .xinitrc
And pasted this:
setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
setxkbmap es &
xsetroot -solid black
xrdb -merge .Xdefaults
unclutter -idle 2 &
With this i can log off with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
my keyboard is spanish as i enter the Xs
unclutter disappears after 2 seconds
numlock pad is activated as i enter the Xs
and whatever window manager i type here, is on
Last, but not least, i configure the window managers i installed, see the 'howtos' section in the VL forum.
This configuration is NOT written in stone, it's what works for me and increases the speed with which i work