[nSLUG] Plems with Linux etch

David Buck davebuck at eastlink.ca
Wed Aug 22 15:17:47 ADT 2007


Thanks for your help

Dave
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Armstrong" <synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>
To: <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Plems with Linux etch


> On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:21:35 -0300
> David Buck <davebuck at eastlink.ca> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>      I'm a newbie to nslug and would ask your help with a couple of 
>> problems. Please see the attachment.
>> Could anyone working with etch help.
>
> Do you really want x-window-system and twm?  Seems like a rough way to 
> start out.  Most people go with the default 'desktop' task.  (Not that 
> this would solve the particular problems you're having with your X 
> configuration.  That's probably something else.)
>
> Also I wholeheartedly agree with Daniel that you don't want to be using 
> dselect.  Use apt-get or aptitude from the command-line, or synaptic in X.
>
> As for debugging your X configuration, if you do a normal desktop install, 
> that stuff is autoconfigured for you, so you shouldn't have to do it by 
> hand (most of the time).
>
> Ben
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