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Recently I have installed Debian3.0r2 on a 14GB partition. During the installation I have selected "All Packages". However I am ended up with a very unstable system. Can someone tell me how I can get rid of conflicting packages. Can it be some other reason as well?
Thank you in advance
I suppose some package are broke or the default kernel coming with Debian isn't good with your hadware.
I suggest you to take the "minimal" debian install (I think the cd is something like 30 MB) and to install things you need one by one. It takes longer but it will gives you a very stable system without useless things. Oh and make sure to recompile a SOURCE kernel right after you installed.
I use a debian computer as a router here and it is very stable, minimal uptime of 2 months (usually it reboots cuz a new kernel version is out).
You can't have conflicting packages installed if you use apt/dpkg. It won't let you. Describe what your instabilities are and we might be able to diagnose them better. But, unless you've manually jerked with some stuff you shouldn't (e.g., installing things over top of packages), installed packages would almost definitely not make your system unstable.
As I said it was a fresh installation and had not time to install extra stuff . After I logged in for the first time I wanted to check whether everything is fine. So I click on applications randomly. First problem was with Konqueror. I couldn't even open it. Then I restarted the computer and tried it again. For some reason Konqueror started responding. Debian showed me this sort of behaviour with many other applications on different sessions.
In the end I took the advice from Half_Elf and reinstalled the system with minimum applications. So far it works fine. I guess it wasn't something to do with my Hardware but some sort of a software conflict.
I have SuSE 9.0 prof. version in another patition. It actually works fine and I even had the possibility to remove all coflicting packages during installation stage. I was bit disappointed with Debian because installation Tool was crap.