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Old 05-13-2007, 08:18 PM   #16
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too much bloat doing it that way
 
Old 05-13-2007, 08:37 PM   #17
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ups and downs

Well I am getting excited, I feel like I am getting closer.

Part of the problem may be different versions of the distro? When I go to system/admin/software sources, I do not get anything showing me main, universe, etc.

I was able to add a address for a third party, and it did come up in synaptic (unfortunately, something still did not install properly, trying to install slimdevices slimserver) which is pretty cool.

Sorry about the Lokkit thing. It is there in synaptic. I will swear on my mothers name I did not find it before!

As far as the sound, it is functioning after this boot. Weird.

So can I find the list of repositories I have? Do I need to add repositories, or do they update automatically?

I am happier today . I've posted in the slimdevices forum. If I can get my squeezebox working, then work on syncing my palm OS, I'll be on my way.

Thanks again, you all give me hope.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 08:59 PM   #18
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It almost seems like you're trying to reinvent the wheel here.

In the system administration menu is Synaptic. Open it. Under...tools (I think) is a choice for repositories.

Synaptic has a very good search feature. Just type in firewall and see what it finds either in names or descriptions.

Synaptic allows you to activate/add repositories.

The file that actually contains your repository configuration is /etc/apt/sources.list
 
Old 05-13-2007, 09:14 PM   #19
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Part of the problem may be different versions of the distro? When I go to system/admin/software sources, I do not get anything showing me main, universe, etc.
Quite possible, I'm still using 6.10 but I was pretty sure this feature would be identical for 7.04. Anyway, the idea is you go to System/Admin/software Sources and check the boxes under the Ubuntu and Third Party tabs. btw, what exactly do you mean, you do not get anything showing main, universe, etc.? Do you mean in the software sources dialog box, in synaptic, elsewhere?
 
Old 05-13-2007, 10:44 PM   #20
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jay73,

Thanks, I now see what you were describing.

I am using 6.10

I hope I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel. Mostly the repositories thing is curiosity about how it works, how/why I would add or subtract anything.

As I mentioned, I was able to add one for a specific piece of software, and it worked extremely well. I still have not figured out how to do the same with PCLinuxOS. I am waiting on a registration confirmation to their forum to see if I can find help.

I do not see a sub-forum here for the PCLinuxOS distro.

I have spent more time with Ubuntu so far. I really want to get used to PCLinuxOS more also. the two versions of synaptic are not the same in the two distros.

Right now I favor Ubuntu, but I have to believe it is mostly because I have had all the help here!

Thanks again.
 
  


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