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[SLUG] Debian Sound and other problems
- To: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [SLUG] Debian Sound and other problems
- From: Mick Boda <jackcom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Mar 31 15:21:01 2003
A few things that I need a bit of hand with.....
1. I've installed samba, but the smbmount command is not being found.
2. I know to check a kernel version on RPM systems RPM -q kernel, but
not on a debian system.
3. I recieve the following message from apt-get re sound
Sorry, alsa-base is already the newest version.
E: Couldn't find package alsa-modules-2.4.20-i386
I ran apt-get install snd, which appearred to do something, but Irecieve
the following error messages running modprobe....
foo:~# modprobe snd
modprobe: Can't locate module snd
foo:~# modprobe sound*
modprobe: Can't locate module sound*
4. I have alot of iconless applications in KDE, I still don;t know if I
can log into gnome (which is what I originally tried to install) I've
tried apt-get install kde (not update, cause I don't want KDE 3.1 which
the one I assume people are having trouble with) and apt-get install
<thing>, ie; xscreensavers.
5. Irritatingly, I recieve the following error message
1 packages not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
Setting up diald (0.99.4-5) ...
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
debconf: (Unable to load Gnome -- is libgnome-perl installed?)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
Starting diald: fifo-created dpkg: error processing diald (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I didn't want diald, the machine access then internet through a server.
I deselected dialup when I was setting up the system, but apt-get must
have fetched it anyway.
Also, I thought gnome would be the front-end as it where for Xwindows,
it appears that I've selected it for apt-get, how do I change this back
On a positive note, anyone wishing to run dual monitors on a radeon dual
head card should be able to use my previousy posted Xinerama file, just
copy it over XF86Config-4 and restart your xserver... too easy.
On a more positive note, I've learnt more about linux in the last 4 days
than I have over the last two years... (yes, you can be this bad at
linux after two years, don't look so shocked!)
Regards and Many thanks for continued support