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[SLUG] Debian newbie guide for existing linux users
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- Subject: [SLUG] Debian newbie guide for existing linux users
- From: Doug Stalker <dougs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Oct 30 11:14:43 2000
Steven downing wrote:
> I've only been a Linux user for a few months now, and decided to go Debian last week. Inside one week I've got more set up and working correctly than I did in x months of RedHat. X worked out of the box, (almost, bad hardware cursor), XMMS and all those sound things needed a bit of chmod /dev/ (mixer..dsp...audio), but all is great now.
I also decided to give debian a proper try this weekend.
The system currently has no network connection. (new house, no
phone-line yet) I have ISOs of teh three debian 2.2 CDs I burnt in
August, and I figured they should be enough to get it going. If really
needed I can carry the computer to work (I'm living 2 minutes walk from
where I work - very convinent) and plug it into a high-speed net
My video card is a Riva TNT 2. It won't detect automatically, but I
know how to set it up using XConfigurator under other linux distros.
Except not only do I not have XConfigurator, I don't even appear to have
any X Servers installed (running X gives a message about failing to
I have no idea how this apt thing works. It sounds good though.
If there a guide anywhere titled "Debian for people who have had a lot
of experience using Redhat and redhat like linux distributions like
Mandrake who now wish to change to Debian"?
Network Operations Engineer - Big Pond Advance Satellite
Ericsson Australia - Level 5, 184 The Broadway, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61-416-085-390 Email: doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx