[nSLUG] Plems with Linux etch

David Buck davebuck at eastlink.ca
Wed Aug 22 15:18:22 ADT 2007

Thanks for your help
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "D G Teed" <donald.teed at gmail.com>
To: "Nova Scotia Linux User Group" <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Plems with Linux etch

> Hi David,
> Depending on what sort of system you are wanting to set up, there
> are several options for package management which are better
> than dselect.
> If you prefer to set up a server with not much
> of a desktop, then you might want to work with aptitude solely.
> It has a standalone curses screen, or also works alot
> like apt-get.
> If you prefer a rich desktop environment, then
> I suggest you pick up a better window manager than twm.
> Many new Linux users prefer gnome or kde.  If you install one
> of them, it will grab a bunch of required packages.
> When you have a nice desktop, you might like using
> synaptic for the package manager.  It is the GUI way
> to do things, but it works fairly intuitively in contrast to
> dselect or stand alone aptitude curses interface.
> I personally prefer aptitude run in apt-get shell command
> style, and dpkg for viewing what I've got.  Try aptitude --help
> for command line options (mainly need install, remove and search,
> update, and upgrade or dist-upgrade).
> Most etch systems have an xorg.conf created by:
> dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
> This will aid in selecting resolutions and configuring your xorg.conf
> file with good values.
> If in doubt of what is wrong, run less on your /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> and pay attention to lines starting with (EE) and maybe (WW) if there
> are no significant errors.
> --Donald
> On 8/22/07, 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.
>> Thanks
>> Dave Buck
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