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Old 10-21-2004, 05:36 PM   #61
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Strange... it gives a command line briefly... and then almost immediately jumps back to GNOME...


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Old 10-21-2004, 07:21 PM   #62
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cd /etc/rc2.d
mv S99xdm K99xdm

This will stop xdm from running at boot. If it is kdm or gdm then substitute in the above command. The reason it changed during upgrade is that when xdm|gdm|kdm or any service is upgraded, Debian reconfigures it. If it's file is not in the rcx.d directories, it will create it. If you change it to K in place of S as above, next time it is upgraded it will stay a K.

When installing Debian, the first thing to do is press F1 for the boot options and read through them! I know because the first time I installed I didn't. You more than likely don't want the default kernel.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 08:21 PM   #63
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cd /etc/rc2.d
mv S99xdm K99xdm

This will stop xdm from running at boot. If it is kdm or gdm then substitute in the above command. The reason it changed during upgrade is that when xdm|gdm|kdm or any service is upgraded, Debian reconfigures it. If it's file is not in the rcx.d directories, it will create it. If you change it to K in place of S as above, next time it is upgraded it will stay a K.
so basically a S99 prefix means it will run at startup and a K99 prefix means it won't? just curious, what do S99 and K99 stand for anyway?


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When installing Debian, the first thing to do is press F1 for the boot options and read through them! I know because the first time I installed I didn't. You more than likely don't want the default kernel.
hmm... at which point can i press F1?



anyway, next thing, so does it mean that once it starts gdm (or kdm or xdm) from boot, there's no way to get out of the service? i mean, if we boot into command line, and use "startx", we can later "log out" of it, but if we boot straight into gdm, when we "log out", it just goes back to the graphical login screen.


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Old 10-21-2004, 08:26 PM   #64
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S = Start, K = Kill

There is a message on the very first screen to press F1 for boot options. That's why I always say, read what is on the screen.

ctrl+alt+f1
ps aux | grep xdm (or kdm/gdm)
kill pid_of_xdm
 
Old 10-22-2004, 04:26 AM   #65
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i'll be upgrading kernel from 2.2.20 to 2.6.x anyway, but just curious, n something of a sidetrack...

the problem i faced the last time when i upgraded the kernel to 2.4.27, was that the pcmcia package was on a seperate package, so after upgrading the kernel i bascially was left in a limbo and couldn't do anything 'cos no pcmcia package -> no internet connection, and therefore i can't download the pcmcia package for kernel 2.4.27... chicken n egg problem...

is there any way round this problem?

i.e. is it possible to do it sequentially like this:
1. download the kernel package (+ dependencies) but WITHOUT installing it first.
2. download the pcmcia package (+ dependencies, one of which is the kernel itself) but WITHOUT installing it first.
3. install the downloaded kernel. (at this point the internet connection would be lost but its ok since i have the pcmcia packages and dependencies locally already)
4. install the downloaded pcmcia package.

yup, in other words, is it possible to
1. download a .deb package + all its dependencies without installing them?
2. install a .deb package + all its dependencies from a local source i.e. hdd?

how?


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Old 10-31-2004, 07:42 AM   #66
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Hey TigerOC and darthtux,

Thanks for helping me out from scratch and guiding me along the way...

I've finally managed to get the wireless card to work, thanks also to dark leaf in the other thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=247069

Now to figure out some useful things to do!

Linux community rox!!


Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 10-31-2004, 07:52 AM   #67
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No problem I am sure you will continue to enjoy the adventure as we have.

Rob
 
  


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