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Old 08-26-2002, 12:40 PM   #1
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Debian 3.0 Helpful hints (Hopefully)


Debian 3.0 looks awsome. here are some issues that gave me problems and I hope to save someone else the same problems....

1) I could not run xwindows: fixed by running xf86config and changing mouse port to /dev/psaux

2) Dialup would keep closing connection. Configured file "myFile.net" containing "noauth" and then calling it in the dialer configuration "call myFile.net"

3) Cant access modem: Stock debian can only use 4 serial ports (ttyS0 - ttyS3) My modem was COM 5. Have to recompile kernel with module to allow more serial ports. maybe also have to ./MAKEDEV ttyS4 and then "chmod 666 /dev/ttyS4" and update serial configuration file. Not sure yet, am still working on this. Should have it soon.

4) problem building kernel "Debian way". Need to have package "kernel-package" (or something like that). Very POWERFUL and easy to make new kernel.

5) Does anyone know what package "falseroot" is in? thanks.

So far this Debial 3.0 very vice!


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Old 08-26-2002, 12:46 PM   #2
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1) Debian's X autoconfig is pretty basic compared to the "click here" distros, it's true.

5) It's called "fakeroot".

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Old 08-26-2002, 12:56 PM   #3
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Yes, installation is tedious, however, once it is up, package matenance should be much nicer.
 
  


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