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Old 12-21-2004, 08:17 AM   #91
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i dunno about that.. try using alsa...

apt-get install alsa

or you could try to remove that sound conf with apt.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:39 AM   #92
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"I'm running Debian Sarge Kernel version 2.2.20-idepci. And when I try to use apt-get sndconfig I get the following error."

I get the same error while using Sarge 2.4.27, so i speculate 'sndconfig' is obsolete. Try this:

Sound and video
http://linuxtimes.net/modules.php?na...sid=457&page=2

I suggest you install a newer kernel-image.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 04:48 PM   #93
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Ok I have a fresh install of deb unstable, X running ok with kde3.3 but I have a couple of questions.

1) I want gkrellm to start automaticly when I start X, where do I insert the command, currently I am starting it manually each time I start kde.

2) What do I need to change so that when the pc boots it boots to a command prompt and then I run startx if I want kde

3) I followed the 2.6.* kernel image istallation earlier in this thread, well I would have done if there was an image for a AMD K6 (is there one) so I apt installed 2.4.27 image, but while I was installing it, it came up with something about inttrib(?) command I needed to add to lilo but I rebooted without inserting the command or saving the info and I don't know what I was, any suggestions

Thanks in advance

Tim
 
Old 12-21-2004, 06:57 PM   #94
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1) I want gkrellm to start automaticly when I start X, where do I insert the command, currently I am starting it manually each time I start kde.


add it to your ~/.xsession

ex:
gkrellm &
exec kdestart
******************

2) What do I need to change so that when the pc boots it boots to a command prompt and then I run startx if I want kde

I forgot how to do this, because now i do it during the installation (by installing x-window-system-core instead of x-window-system. I think the last time, i uninstalled xdm, it took x-window-system with it, and that was it.

A search on this site will give you the technical answer about runlevels and the rest of it.

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3) I followed the 2.6.* kernel image istallation earlier in this thread, well I would have done if there was an image for a AMD K6 (is there one) so I apt installed 2.4.27 image, but while I was installing it, it came up with something about inttrib(?) command I needed to add to lilo but I rebooted without inserting the command or saving the info and I don't know what I was, any suggestions


apt-cache search kernel-image

look for your stuff, install it.

if you have GRUB, all you have to do at the end, is reboot, if you got LILO, and no other OS, just answer yes and:

#lilo
#reboot

otherwise you have to add it to your lilo.conf

Read this for the next time around:

HOWTO install Debian with the net-installer-rc2
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=261506
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:59 PM   #95
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Quote:
) What do I need to change so that when the pc boots it boots to a command prompt and then I run startx if I want kde

I forgot how to do this, because now i do it during the installation (by installing x-window-system-core instead of x-window-system. I think the last time, i uninstalled xdm, it took x-window-system with it, and that was it.

A search on this site will give you the technical answer about runlevels and the rest of it.
as root
apt-get install sysvconfig

then
# sysvconfig and uncheck either xdm or gdm or both... save it and reboot

you will now boot into the console text mode ..
to start x and enter the gui... just type startx

utanja
 
Old 12-22-2004, 03:09 AM   #96
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Unhappy

I 've just install Debian 3.0, but I failed to start the X windows.

I tried all the suggestions, but still get the message "No screen found"

My computer is an e-machine; the monitor is a Sony HMD-A100
When I looked in the options of Windows settings, it said that the Display Adapter is an S3 Prosavage, so I chose the type of the driver as the "savage"; the option for the bus is PCI:1:0:0 (like what I saw in the Windows XP setting)
Do you know why? Do you have any other suggestion?

I have installed the Red Hat, and SuSe on my computers, and it did not run into this problem. Do you know what configuration (on RedHat or Mandrake) I can look in and find out these kinds of information?
 
Old 12-22-2004, 10:28 AM   #97
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all this is explained at the beginning of this sticky, including what article to read in osnews.com. Also i just posted the url to the installation with the net-installer-rc2. Do your homework.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 11:12 AM   #98
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Quote:
Originally posted by trainee
I 've just install Debian 3.0, but I failed to start the X windows.

I tried all the suggestions, but still get the message "No screen found"

My computer is an e-machine; the monitor is a Sony HMD-A100
When I looked in the options of Windows settings, it said that the Display Adapter is an S3 Prosavage, so I chose the type of the driver as the "savage"; the option for the bus is PCI:1:0:0 (like what I saw in the Windows XP setting)
Do you know why? Do you have any other suggestion?

I have installed the Red Hat, and SuSe on my computers, and it did not run into this problem. Do you know what configuration (on RedHat or Mandrake) I can look in and find out these kinds of information?
Although Macondo answer is probably correct I know how depressing it can be to get answers when you are in this fustrating position.

If you can't find or work out Macando info try getting a live CD disk like knoppix and boot from the disk and then see what the X config say there and copy it across to your debian x config file (don't copy the entire config file as the X system will probably be a different version to what you have and will have other options that won't work with your version.). The bits you need to check out is the Video driver bit.

If you still can't work it out get a copy og the xfree log (/var/log/) and post it in the hardware section

Tim
 
Old 12-25-2004, 05:10 AM   #99
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Thank you draggin and macondo. I finally gor my X Windows up and running.

I did not know that Debian classify my Savage card as Vesa.

Now, I have another problem. Whenever I start my X session, there is a small part on the right of my screen that is left black and blank. I tried the xvidtune that was suggested in one of the websites, but it only gave me the current information of my system. )

What should I do?
 
Old 12-25-2004, 06:06 AM   #100
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@trainee:
Check out the /etc/X11/XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) file in your RedHat and Mandrake installations. Then do (as root) in Debian "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86", choose the graphics card driver name you found in RedHat/Mandrake, and also fill in your monitor's HorizSync and VertRefresh values. That should help you to get rid of the black areas on the screen.

Edit:
Some Debian beginners might want to install & test a program called "xdebconfigurator" that attempts to autoconfigure X Window System using RedHat's "kudzu" hardware probing tool.
http://packages.debian.org/testing/x11/xdebconfigurator
http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?DebianDesktopHowTo

Last edited by Dead Parrot; 12-28-2004 at 06:51 AM.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 04:12 AM   #101
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real time firewall monitor ?

Hello,

First of all I want to say "Thanks" to all people that have contributed to this great newbie tutorial.

I have used GuardDog firewall and noticed that the authour have another usefull tool - WatchDog.

To quote from site:
Quote:
24 November, 2001 - No real news, just a note to say that Watchdog doesn't work with Linux 2.4 kernels. Support is planned of course. The Watchdog project is alive, but sleeping. All of my development time is going to Guarddog at the moment. Once Guarddog version 2.0 is released I intend to give Watchdog some much needed attention. - SBE
That is bad for me - I use 2.4.27 kernel.

My question - is there something like this GUI tool in Debian?

I have checked the FireStarter, but it does not suits my needs. The GuordDog firewall offers better control. Also, i know that from console you may use netstat command to get some output.


Regards,
CyberOto
 
Old 01-20-2005, 06:17 PM   #102
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Sorry, I don't know how services are disabled in GuardDog or FireStarter, but it's very easy to disable specific services in FireHOL (see the "reject" section here): http://firehol.sourceforge.net/commands.html?
BTW, I think it's better to stick to just one firewall and just one virus detector (I prefer f-prot). Having many firewalls can conflict with each other, or so I've heard (I don't know why this is recommended, really).

Another tip I've learned lately is how to print web pages from Firebird using the gtklp tool: first you need to install gtklp (aptitude install gtklp) and after you've configured CUPS (http://localhost:631), choose from Firefox File -> Print and choose the Printer "PostScript/lp" and in the "Properties" tab type "gtklp" (without the quotes). This should open up the gtklp dialogue (provided you've got the gtklp program installed) and you can choose how you want to print your web page.

Also, I've lately printed some man pages. You can output the man pages with a command like "man icewm | col -b > icewm.txt", which will save the man page for icewm as "icewm.txt" into your home directory and then you can see & print it using a program like abiword.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:02 AM   #103
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Very useful thread!
I also write things I found useful on a webpage.
http://users.skynet.be/six/gpure/tech/linux/debian.html
It's very rough, but I hope to make it a good debian install guide for having a light fluxbox/.. system on older computers. I prefer light apps on any computer.
I copy some of the tips I find useful and haven't seen here in this thread:

starting X automatically after loging in, without [gkx]dm
To do this, just add the following line to the end of your ~/.bash_profile:

ps ax|grep -q "[ ]`which X`" || startx

OR you can add this line instead:
ps ax|grep -q "[ ]`which X`" || xinit >/dev/null 2>&1

The last one is faster, because it starts xinit right away. Startx calls on xinit anyway, so this one saves a process. There are differences though. Startx uses .xsession and .Xresources; xinit uses .xinitrc and .Xdefaults. The files have exactly the same function.
You can even save some more by adding exec before xinit:
ps ax|grep -q "[ ]`which X`" || exec xinit >/dev/null 2>&1
The use of exec prevents the shell from running after X starts.

Fluxbox
To start fluxbox and the slit apps automaticly when starting X, you need to have these lines in ~/.xsession (startx) or .xinitrc (xinit):
---------------------------------------------
asmem -withdrawn -bg black -fg white &
wmbutton -m &
wmcpuload &
wmnet -L cablemodem -w &
mount.app &
wmix &
numlockx &

fluxbox
---------------------------------------------
I let numlockx start to enable numlock by default.
The first six lines are my slit apps, change them with your own or delete the first six lines.
You can install slitapps using "apt-get slitappname".
You can choose the order of the slit apps in ~/.fluxbox/slitlist

You'll probably want to add a submenu in the fluxbox menu to shutdown or reboot the computer.
First you'll have to install the "sudo" package. Then you can run "visudo" as root in a terminal.
Add these lines (change the usernames):
------------------------------------------------------
User_Alias USERS = yourusername, yoursecond username
Cmnd_Alias SHUTDOWN = /sbin/shutdown
USERS ALL = NOPASSWD: SHUTDOWN
------------------------------------------------------
To change the fluxbox menu for all users you have to become root and edit /etc/X11/fluxbox/system.fluxbox-menu.
Or if you want to change it only for yourself, edit ~/.fluxbox/fluxbox-menu.
Add these lines (BEFORE the final [end]) :
----------------------------------------------
[submenu] (Power Down) {}
[exec] (Reboot) {sudo shutdown now -r}
[exec] (Shutdown) {sudo shutdown now -h}
[end]
----------------------------------------------
Here's an example of my system.fluxbox-menu for fluxbox. http://users.skynet.be/six/gpure/tec...m.fluxbox-menu

After changing the menu files be sure to change this line in ~/.fluxbox/init:
system wide menu: session.menuFile: /etc/X11/fluxbox/fluxbox-menu
your own user menu: session.menuFile: ~/.fluxbox/fluxbox-menu

After that run the command "update-menus" to update the debian menu system.
Note: you can also use the program "fluxconf" to configure the menu (and more) of fluxbox.



hope it is helpful,
grtz,
guni

Last edited by gunnix; 01-30-2005 at 03:27 PM.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:38 AM   #104
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Thanks for your contributions!

" It's very rough, but I hope to make it a good debian install guide for having a light fluxbox/.. system on older computers. I prefer light apps on any computer."

Check this out:

HOWTO install Debian with the net-installer-rc2
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=261506
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:58 AM   #105
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How to change the user's password

As user, execute the command:

passwd <Enter>

it will ask you for your old password:, do it and press Enter. Next it will ask you for you NEW password, do it, press Enter. Last, it will ask you to retype your new password, Enter and reboot.

If you make a mistake, start again from the beginning.

In your password, try to use:

letters and numbers
at least one number
at least one capital letter
at least 8 letters/numbers total

for more info man passwd.

The program 'pwgen' will generate lists of random passwords if you can't think of one right away.
 
  


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