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Old 08-30-2004, 12:17 PM   #1
drawhla
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nOOb, switching from slackware to debian (some basic questions)


I just sucesfully installed SID in my test partition and I'm thinking in turning it to my definite distro (I have slack in my main partition), but before, I had a couple of questions:

1-In slack I load the modules by uncommenting them in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, where do I do the same thing in deb?
2-I dont want to startx everytime I boot, hoy do I get rid of KDM (editing runlevel in innitab does't seem to work)
3-I have tho network cards, when i boot I just get one recognized as eth0, to use the second one i need to do ifconfig eth1 up everytime I boot, how do I get the two eth working at boot
4-how do I run commands at boot time (rc.local style)?
5-hoy do I make a new user without password?

I cant think of anymore now, but I'll remember some mor questions soon

the last stupid one
6-I cant seem to get bittorrent to work, btdownloadcurses.py giges me a "command not found" and bittornado gui justo doesnt let me load any torrent files

thanx
 
Old 08-30-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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debian.org > documentation > manuals

1. as root, use modconf or add them to /etc/modules

2. if you get rid of KDM, you'll have to startx.

5. #adduser (iirc, you will need a password, or maybe not)
 
Old 08-30-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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2-I want to startx
5-adduser does't create a new user without password, in slack it could, thats why I asked

thanks
 
Old 08-30-2004, 02:33 PM   #4
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#apt-get -y remove --purge kdm
#apt-get clean

5. i've never ran into that problem, my users (my wife) all have passwords. Google is your friend, the debian-user mailing list archive, the #debian in the IRC, or #linuxnewbie. Sorry.

Memorize the APT-HOWTO, it will save you a lot of headaches.
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html

For configuration tips, read:

Debian- Not just another pretty face Part 1
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?res...review-debian2

Part 2
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?res...review-debian3

BTW, congratulations on the gold medals.

Last edited by macondo; 08-30-2004 at 02:44 PM.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 03:18 PM   #5
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I believe you can use the 'useradd' program to add a user without specifying a password. I believe the default if you don't specify a password is to disable the account.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 07:32 PM   #6
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1-solved
2-kind of solved
3-solved
4-EDIT: solved!
5-not solved yet
I can create users that don't need password with adduser --disable-password but I cant log them in, and I just don't get useradd
6-solved (got ABC working perfectly)

EDIT: I got a new problem now, I cant install the nvidia drivers, it tells me that it cant find the kernel-source and I have it where it should be (I recently recompiled 2.6.7)

thank's for your advice, and the congratulations (we still cant believe it)

Last edited by drawhla; 08-30-2004 at 10:09 PM.
 
  


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