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cliche: [SLUG] A deb experiance.
- To: secret-debian-conversion-project@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: cliche: [SLUG] A deb experiance.
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Jul 15 00:03:24 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Secret Debian Conversion Officer,
Another conversion in progress. All signs positive. I believe Project
'Subtle Hint' is falling into place quite nicely.
- Jeff Waugh
Second Class Debian Weenie
----- Forwarded message from Rodos <rodos@xxxxxxxxxxx> -----
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 20:37:12 +1000 (EST)
From: Rodos <rodos@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [SLUG] A deb experiance.
X-message: What did you expect to find here?
Well I put debian onto a machine tonight. After doing many RedHat installs
it was a different experiance.
Everything went quite smooth. I had a problem with the network card. First
because I had some suspect cards and at the same time I was not sure if it
was auto detecting them or if I had to work it out myself. After some
tinkering and lots of reinstalls I found a card that worked, an old
RealTek and the driver to use.
After that I let it get an address via DHCP and it was underway. Install
complete and the system was running.
I did a dselect and somehow managed to get it to install some extra stuff
from mirror.aarnet.edu.au. It was reasonably painless.
I then did a 'apt-get install netscape' and lo and behold about 10 seconds
later it was finished and netscape was there. I then did enlightenment and
eterm (something I was never able to get to run under RedHat) and it wall
worked fine (even Java in netscape).
I have to find out where the docs are and a few other things but basically
its Linux so I don't feel lost.
Um, I could get use to this, especially when I can just point it at
mirror.aarnet and install stuff very quickly!
rodos@xxxxxxxxxxx | I believe everyody in the world should have guns.
Camion Technology | Citizens should have bazookas and rocket launchers
+61 2 9873 5105 | too. I believe that all citizens should have their
| weapons of choice. However, I also believe that only I
| should have the ammunition. Because frankly, I
| wouldn't trust the rest of the goobers with anything
| more dangerous than string. [Scott Adams]
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