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Hello .. Is there a common package manager that is used by all Linux flavours like there is vi used by all... ?
I installed debian and I am just learning apt,dselect and I am wondering if I will have to learn the package manager again for other flavours that I might come across when I working in a real environment..
There's at least three different package management systems,
some of which can be made to interact with others ...
redhat based distros (e.g. Fedora, Mandrake, SuSE, ...) use
rpm but can be tought to understand apt ...
debian based distro's use the things you already mentioned.
Gentoo for instance uses emerge ...
Slackware uses plain binary tarballs for the base packages.
No that didnt work... It took me to another bunch of questions and I replied them the best I could about what my video card and monitor....
When I say startx it says X Connection to :0.0 broken(explicit kill or server shutdown)...
I did DISPLAY = localhost:0.0 and export display -- This gives a list of options and then finially says giving up
xinit:Connection refused (errno 111) unable to connect to X server
xinit:No such process (errno 3) Server error
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "debianlocalhost:0.0" in "remove" command
This is my professor's machine and it doesnt have anything on it... No HP, DELL nothing except a HP CD Writer... IT DEFINATELY doesnt look like a HP machine... What can I do? Is there a default value which works? This may be the source of the error and I know how to to it (follow the 2nd command you pasted)
If you don't know the box,boot up knoppix or another live cd and see what is the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4,and print it out or write down the monitor and graphics part.
Or when it asks for the graphic's part try vesa.You should have the monitor information at least.google for it.
Last edited by comprookie2000; 01-26-2005 at 05:14 PM.
look for it in knoppix,it will be inside the knoppix dir,not on your hard drive.I'm not sure of the syntax but just look around with konquerer the file manager in kde,may be under ram,not sure,you will find it,then go to /etc then to /X11 then you will see it.
I first checked the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and it has the following
# Additional fonts: Locale, Gimp, TTF...
# FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi"
# FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi"
# True type and type1 fonts are also handled via xftlib, see /etc/X11/XftConfig!
AutoRepeat 500 5
# This is just the default keymap for X.
# May be changed with the KDE international keyboard tool.