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Nope. The easiest way to find that out is when something doesn't work. Are you having any particular problems with your system? Sound? Video? Network connection (esp. wifi)? If not then probably all the right drivers have been installed correctly.
I don't have sound and i also think that my video driver is not installed.... because when I scroll web pages it's quite laggy. On windows it all went smooth. thanks again cheers
P.S. I tried installing video drivers but i got some error about some x server.... don't rembember exactly... and I have found some tuts on the internet about some runlevel xD lol i don't have a clue :P
OK. Problems 1 by 1.
1. Is there a particular reason you're running Etch rather than Lenny? Lenny is the current stable release of debian and there may be better driver support than in Etch.
2. Sound. What sound card do you have and what sound system are you using? Alsa? OSS? Something else?
3. Video. What video card are you using?
i got some error about some x server.... don't rembember exactly
It's a good idea to pay attention to error messages. They will come back and bite you as you now see.
I'm running etch cause i have the 4.4 gb dvd edition
I know my sound card is c-media and my graphic card is nvidia geforce 7600gt 256mb.
X server is, as I learned, the graphic part of debian? and I have to switch to runlevel 3 to turn off that graphic part, but when I do, nothing happens.
I really don't understand what you're saying. You can switch between the gui and a virtual terminal with clt-alt-F1 and back to the gui with ctl-alt-F7. If your video driver is not installed how are you getting a graphical interface? What driver are you using? What is your sound card? What driver are you using for it?
You can get Lenny if you change the repos in your /etc/apt/sources.list file from "etch" to "stable" but you might want to post the contents of that file here before doing that.