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Old 05-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
ivtec
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Hi guys i want to greet everybody here hope i enjoy it here thanks.

I've just installed Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 wheezy, and like what i see, i'm more familiar with Linux mint 14 nadia,and Ubuntu 1204LTS that I've been using for a while,
i'm not very savvy but i do my installs as software and repairs as hardware,but most times i do it not on theory but rather most times with intuition and perseverance most times if you ask me how i did it i don't know to answer,i do all the work for me most the times with the help of these forums and people like these in these forums.


Now my first requests for help are
about Debian GNU/Linux7.0.0 wheezy and everything seems to run smoothly except can't connect with the wireless connection the cable connection is ok.

also I'd like to load the flash player for the ESPN3 but it doesn't accept third party repositories.

Also id like to have the Internet app and some others on the desktop.

also i want to be able to log in upon booting without the password and defeat the screen black screen saver,


for now that's all that i can think of, hope anybody here runs Debian and is an expert on it! thanks.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Hi,

welcome to LQ.
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can't connect with the wireless connection the cable connection is ok
To help you with your wireless, we need to know what sort of device it is. So, please run the following command and post the output here on the forum.
Code:
lspci |grep -i net
The problem is very likely that you are missing some non-free firmware that is not installed by default on Debian. If you are feeling adventurous you may be able to work it out yourself with the help of http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi

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also I'd like to load the flash player for the ESPN3 but it doesn't accept third party repositories.
I don't know what ESPN3 is, but if you are sure you want flash, you can either install a free implementation, or you can go for the non-free by enabling the non-free repositories. See http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer

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also i want to be able to log in upon booting without the password
You should be able to configure autologin in gdm3 to do this. Have a look at /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf

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and defeat the screen black screen saver,
Sorry, you'll need to rephrase that.

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hope anybody here runs Debian and is an expert on it!
There is a fairly active Debian sub-forum at https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/
If you have very Debian specific questions it may be the best place to post them (but I think this particular thread is fine in Newbie).

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 12:13 AM   #3
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Evo2 answered most of your questions. Regarding your screensaver, you'll need to tell us what Desktop you're using: Gnome? KDE? XFCE? ....?
It also would be a good idea for you to post your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Also from the sound of it, you should not be running Debian stable. I'd strongly suggest you move to testing (Debian Jessie).
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 05-27-2013 at 12:16 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 12:47 AM   #4
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by jdkaye View Post
Evo2 answered most of your questions. Regarding your screensaver, you'll need to tell us what Desktop you're using: Gnome? KDE? XFCE? ....?
I suspect it is the default, Gnome 3.


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Also from the sound of it, you should not be running Debian stable. I'd strongly suggest you move to testing (Debian Jessie).
Why do you say that?

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 02:10 AM   #5
jdkaye
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I find stable far too conservative and behind the times for a single-user system. I believe that stable is appropriate for mission-critical servers with a few hundred clients depending on them. Way back in the Woody days I started out using stable and after a few days I changed to testing and haven't looked back since then. I use apt-pin for adding a few unstable packages, particularly for multimedia stuff. I also use an unstable liquorix kernel. I've experienced no problems with this approach. My friends run a computer shop which is also an internet point. They asked me to set up a linux system for one of their public machines because their customers were complaining about windows always interrupting their work asking about updates. I installed Debian Testing and in nearly five years that it's been running their has been no down time at all. I'd say that that's a pretty good torture test and Testing passed it with flying colours.

To sum up, I don't believe that Debian stable was created to be used by single-user machines. It's far too conservative for that. I also much prefer a rolling release to the sudden jolt of going from one version to the next in one fell swoop. Testing is probably more stable than Ubuntu or Linux Mint. My Sid-using friends would even chide me for being too conservative by not using Unstable.
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 05-27-2013 at 02:11 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 02:30 AM   #6
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Hi jdkaye,

I'll keep it brief so we don't hijack this thread too badly. I broadly agree with your arguments: I've been using unstable on my work laptops and workstations for about the past 10 years, but I think that a certain level of experience/expertise, interest and time is required to run testing or unstable. While ivtec may posses these, his/her post did not indicate to me that this is necessarily the case, and as such, with the current information I would not recommend it.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 02:57 AM   #7
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YMMV. I'm not aware of anything that would make Testing inherently more difficult for the newbie than stable. You'll find a lot of newbie problems involve trying to get a more recent version of something that isn't available from the Stable repos. But I will defend with my life your right to disagree just as I defend my Sid friends' right to tell me I should be running Sid rather than Testing. If ivtec is happy running Wheezy then more power to him.
jdk
 
  


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