gnome problems under slackware

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Thu Nov 27 18:14:36 EST 2003

Hi greg,
You don't need to start gnopernicus from a text console.
the way I do it is login to gnome, then press alt-f2 to bring up the 
run dialogue. I then type gnopernicus and press enter. gnopernicus 
hsould come up taling if you have gnome-speech configured properly.
Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 04:13:51PM -0600, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> Hi all.
> I just installed the gnome and x stuff that comes with slackware 9.1, in hopes of playing with gnopernicus.
> When I do either telinit 4, or gdm, speakup starts to talk, and then is cut off.
> After the hd spins a bit, I get a beep from my pc speaker. Since I have a bell character in my /etc/issue, I am assuming that's where the beep in question comes from. I then go ahead and login, by typing my username and password as usual. After that, I hear a very small amount of hd activity, just like I do when logging in on a text console.
> I then try to do ctrl+alt+f1 to get a text console to start gnopernicus, but I don't get a text console. Can someone please enlighten me on how to bring up a text console?
> Thanks in advance.
> Greg
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