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Old 08-15-2005, 10:18 PM   #16
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Okay, got debian installed. am reading and following this:http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=259

Luckily I have a second win2K system that's on 24/7. Is there any website that gives an exhaustive listing of commands? Like the old "for dummies" books for dos that was just a reference of commands and an overview of what they did? (That's how I learned dos, actually.)

Also, I'm only at the first fourth of that guide, what would I use to run a GUI of some sort?

It looks like this'll be the modernized DOS/win3.11 I've been looking for, with the added toys! I'm learning exponentially. =P

Also, I got, when I ran the apt-get distupgrade a failure, the cause of the problem is (from my limited knowledge) is the LC_ALL = (unset)

Arrrg, thanks for being so patient with me. I can barely see this nasty 33 HZ interlaced monitor.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 10:26 PM   #17
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There are THOUSANDS. google for "unix commands" and you'll find many good listings of the more commonly-used commands.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 10:27 PM   #18
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Well, here is a good list of Linux commands to start with:

http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/

Also if you say your trying to get into a GUI where are you exactly..? Have you logged into the CLI (Command Line Interface) yet? if so issuing the command "startx" should start the default WM...

Let us know what's happening better

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Old 08-15-2005, 10:36 PM   #19
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It's painful for me to look at the monitor, and I got a bit of flack from it when I used the startX

Bad display name in list command, bad display name in add command, cannot execute, no such file or directory, server error, bad display name in remove command, then it puts me back at the prompt.

As soon as I get into mozilla on this comp I'll be searching the internet, I can still see a flicker at 85HZ so 33HZ interlaced is killing me!

Am gonna keep tromping through that FAQ.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 10:46 PM   #20
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Problem is when I try to choose my keyboard layout in the install I get a solid blue screen with a solid grey bar under it with a prompt. I am using the x86_64 version, sarge I believe it was called.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 10:48 PM   #21
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What monitor do you have? Check the Horizontal and Vertial frequecy ranges... most likely the problem... run from root:

# xf86config

or to view the file:
cat /etc/X11/ XF86Config

Post your monitor specs and your X11 config file...

KC
 
Old 08-15-2005, 11:14 PM   #22
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It isn't the monitor, as the other screens work just fine. Expert mode lets you pick which parts of the installation to do first, this is the third step.

1. Choose language
2.Choose country or region
3.select a keyboard layout (What gives me the problem)
4.Detect and mount CD-ROM
5.Load installer components from CD
6.Change debconf priority
7.Check the CD-ROM(s) integrity
8.Execute a shell
9.Abort the installation
 
  


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