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Old 04-18-2010, 12:21 AM   #16
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I'm in the process of installing from the "synaptic package manager" after selecting packages for installation it asked for debian/gnu linux 5.0.4 cd-1 lenny... i386 official binaries. I had originally downloaded debian 5.0.4 iso cd-1 of 5, is this the cd that they're requesting or do I need to find separate binary cd?
 
Old 04-18-2010, 12:26 AM   #17
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That's the one.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 12:22 AM   #18
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Well I'm on the desktop that has Debian on it. On start-up it says I'm running on level 2, there's also a red asterisk refering to bootsplash needing to be setup (not in exact words). I looked it up on line on linux config.org, need to access apt-get, I can see it in my filesystem(apt-get), but don't know how to get to it. Do I go to g-edit and rename a tab to apt-get to access the command line to launch? Or is there another way to access apt-get? I search my package list for the kernal package |linux-patch-bootsplash libc6-dev and didn't see it. So now I have to input command manually and haven't figured out where. Is the source the original cd?

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Old 04-19-2010, 12:54 AM   #19
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I also think I have the apt cleanup to do. so I know there are things that remain to be done. I'm trying not to make it another 2 mos. sothat I can get to what they say is the fun stuff.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 12:56 AM   #20
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Applications>Accessories>Terminal will open the terminal, you will need to be root to use apt-get, just type su at the command prompt, hit enter, enter your root password when it asks.

Alternatively you can use Applications>Accessories>Root Terminal and enter your password when it asks.

Both do the same thing: you will be at the command line as root. Caveat: YOU CAN TRASH YOUR SYSTEM AS ROOT so be very careful, and use it only when needed (as in using apt-get).

A safer way to add packages (and friendlier for some, as it is a GUI interface) is to use Synaptic. For this tool, go to System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager. You will have to enter root password in order to use Synaptic as well. Happy installing!
 
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Thank you bruce I think I can get it ( think I can, I think I can, I think I can). I tried to find the kernal/package & anything to do with bootsplash, didn't see it. I'm not comfortable with commands yet, but I'm on a free gx-1 computer, so I'm not worried about breaking it, I want to build 1 (a computer) soon, so I'd like to know how to correct a problem before just putting my money out there. As far as this experience, I'm rather enjoying what I'm doing. With the help that I'm getting from all of you I tknow it's possible. '
 
Old 04-23-2010, 03:37 AM   #22
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On bootup I get the following messages;

unable to load system description tables,
error installing fan (lib/modules 2'6.26-2-686/kernel drivers/acpi/fan.ko),
error installing processor (" "),
thermal(" ").
I checked the verion of modules it's 1.2. in man pages.
I looked it up it says that it's a generic kernel, if the generic kernels work I want to learn how to make them function, and then I can upgrade them.
I recently used apt-get install cpufreqd, it started installation and stopped with the notacion that freq was already set, also set for ondemand. Anyway I'm still thrying to set the modules, I browsed the man-pages and how to configure cpufreqd-ThinkWiki.
1. Are the man-pages just reference or for entering commands as in terminal?
2. In the illustration Of how to configure cpufreqd do you use the symbols [],#,()? Also do you have to rename [General], [Profile], [Rule] or the word "name" in "name=hi_boost"?
Does the default kernel fully load initially on other systems, so as to not have to do it manually or is this the way it is done on all installations? I only ask that now because the first installation was on a different computer, after blowing that installation, I don't remember if that one had these error on bootup.
Another thing that I noticed was when I ran "lsmod"(I think that was what I ran), Most of the items had "live" printed next to them. Am I basically running a live-cd(Debian Gnu/Linux) on my hd, and converting it to work on my computer?
I haven't learned how to take a paragraph from a post and copy it, or I would've posted a sample. I'll get that down soon also.



[General]
pidfile=/var/run/cpufreqd.pid
poll_interval=2
pm_type=acpi #(acpi, apm or pmu)
# Uncomment the following line to enable ACPI workaround (see cpufreqd.conf(5)) # acpi_workaround=1
verbosity=4 #(if you want a minimal logging set to 5)

[Profile]

Got it! I meant pasting this paragraph to the post.

Quote "#(acpi, apm or pmu)" is this a comment? also is the comment included?
Quote "# uncomment the following line...
uncommented comment? "#acpi_workaround=1
verbosity=4
Uncomment is that append? Just when I think I have it they throw a curve. I still want to thank all of you for the help that you give.

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Old 04-23-2010, 03:56 PM   #23
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Quote:
1. Are the man-pages just reference or for entering commands as in terminal?
man pages are for reference. They explain the syntax and function of (among other things) commands used in the terminal.
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2. In the illustration Of how to configure cpufreqd do you use the symbols [],#,()? Also do you have to rename [General], [Profile], [Rule] or the word "name" in "name=hi_boost"?
This I honestly have no experience with. Someone with more experience can help here. I would suggest starting a new thread with this as a new topic to get the attention it deserves.

Glad you're getting these things resolved, and welcome to the linux community!
 
Old 04-23-2010, 11:04 PM   #24
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Thanks again Bruce, I was just thinking yesterday that I was adding alot to the "minimal line bash" thread. I am going to take your advice and start a new thread, especially since the topic has changed many times, and even after I conquer this 1 there will still be questions to ask. I think that I'm going to definately pickup a book on linux commands asap. This has defenately got my attention and it's quite fun. So THANK YOU for all of your help.
 
Old 04-23-2010, 11:13 PM   #25
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A couple of links to get you started:

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

http://www.aboutdebian.com/

Happy reading!
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:10 PM   #26
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I started a new thread

Question Error inserting processor (lib/modules 2.6.26-2-686/kernaldrivers/acpi/processor

I haven't recieved any responses so I came back to where I know that someones watching. Here's my latest post:

I'm trying to find out if these modules are loaded.

In an attempt to find out what's loaded and not loaded, I input the following command:
/sbin/modprobe -l |grep -i acpi

/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/thermal.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/wmi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/button.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/bay.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/asus_acpi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/dock.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/fan.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/processor.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/sbs.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/sbshc.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/video.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/battery.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/ac.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/acpi/container.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/misc/thinkpad_acpi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/pci/hotplug/acpiphp.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/pci/hotplug/acpiphp_ibm.ko

I don't know what I did yesterday but now on startup debian is finally recognized.
The system used to just say linux 2.6
 
Old 05-05-2010, 11:38 PM   #27
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Hey Bruce thanks for the 2038 bug info. I read thru it kind of hit and miss, got to the part where it said now we'll update kernel modules for first and last time. So reinstalled, started from scratch. This tutorial gives a little more detail, it also answered some of my question.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 11:41 PM   #28
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Btw I haven't done anything with the new install just taking my time and reading 2038. When I have all the answers I'll finish it up.
 
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i've finally taken care of these error messages;

unable to load system description tables,
error installing fan (lib/modules 2'6.26-2-686/kernel drivers/acpi/fan.ko),
error installing processor (" "),
thermal(" ").
Now I have to deal with the host smbus cotroller,
deal with the tslow timer,
It's taking a while to get it together but I'm atleast on the right path. I think.
 
Old 08-29-2010, 02:58 AM   #30
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Today I decided to go thru my previous posts and mark them as solved with an explanation of why and how it was resolved.


PHP Code:
I recently downloaded Debian Gnu/Linux on system that had WindowsAnyway I got impatient and downloaded GnewsenseI'm able to boot into gnewsense, but it's an incomplete install

I downloaded debian but had no idea of how to work with ISO'S. I sought information on how to actually burn ISO files.
If you decide to burn Iso files be sure that if your burner software is new to your system, that you go to preferences and set your burning software as a default for Iso's.

Don't get impatient and download something else. Also when downloading files to your computer don't open the package until ready to work with it, especially if it's not in the target machine.

I just happened to open a file that was a torrent not knowing the slightet thig about what I was doing.
Well the machine I opened it in wasn't the target.


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1st mistake that I made was opening a package in the laptop,second was that I didn't read up on it. 3rd I didn't know how to setup the port on a shared internet connection4th My laptop wasn't working as a result of the 1st mistake. This time I have all my tools and theknowledge to repair a mistake so I'm gonna do it againPlus I made a second bootable driveI can always switch the drive out if I make the same mistake

The only differnce between now and then is that I know how toburn the software I know what the software is capable of and I know what my capabilities are and when to ask questions. When you ask questions make sure to read the thread as to how to ask questions and get them answered. I'm still working on that 1. Solved.
 
  


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