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Old 12-18-2004, 08:20 PM   #1
SlackerLX
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Exclamation Am I a convert??


Hey everyone!
I've been using Slackware distribution for about 3 years now! And anyone who uses Slack knows that this baby is very sweet but from time to time it really needs tinkering.
I was totally happy with my =baby= until I adopted my newborn daughter

DEBIAN SARGE

Only from begining I changed fstab and repainted xf86config-4 and that's it!!!
I mean, incredible. There is nothing to fix or patch eventhough I like blacksmithing my box.
User friendly (my son uses it for my surprise!), no need to break your head with permissions if you need to write CD or DVD.
Everything works, even "gDesklets" that I longed so much and really went crazy trying to build it on Slackware.
Great job, Debian! I have a reason to believe that there may be yet another convert towards Debian lovers
 
Old 12-18-2004, 08:30 PM   #2
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Welcome to the club, you do realise theres no going back

If you want it cutting edge try SID, but remeber the Debian promise, if it breaks you get to keep both pieces.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 08:38 PM   #3
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Talking

I like that! Friendly faces!...
I have not done my research with SID yet. But if you could be so nice and give a pointer I'll be mostly satisfied.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 08:48 PM   #4
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if your gonna run SID, you should use' apt-listbugs'

this will inform you of bugs to make sure your upgrade or installation wont break the system
 
Old 12-18-2004, 09:23 PM   #5
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You're not alone. I'm another Slack convert. I was converted about 2 years ago, though. After I got past the installation... It was all downhill from there. I've been a Debian lover ever since.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 09:31 PM   #6
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Smile

Do you know what's funny, guys?!

I still keep my hands on wallet of CDs where Slackware 10 resides
thinking, maybe I should not have removed it; moreover I cannot
make myself to remove my beloved slackware wallpaper
I feel like of being brainwashed by slack
 
Old 12-18-2004, 09:54 PM   #7
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Take it in steps, Its hard letting go... As an ex slacker, myself ( although only of a couple of months ) I sympathise.

Running SID is as simple as replacing testing with unstable ( or sarge with sid if you prefer ) in the /etc/apt/sources.list file. The doing

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Thats it, You've changed versions. Though as cadj said apt-listbugs, is useful first.

Also as this is something I was looking for a while which might be useful Mplayer, and codecs, and associated libs can be got simply by adding the line

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main

To your sources.list, then apt-get install mplayer ( with multiple versions for processers so I use mplayer-k7 ) of course replace unstable with testing, if your sticking with sarge. It makes your Debian impure, but this is the most reliable and complete mplayer repositry for Debian.

Couple of other hints, to find somthing int apt use apt-cache search, say

apt-cache search kernel-image

Will return all the kernel images available to install, for more details on a particular package

apt-cache show kernel-source-2.6.9


Last edited by leonscape; 12-18-2004 at 09:58 PM.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 10:06 PM   #8
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Thank you,guys, for support and tips. Greatly appreciated!
I'm going on vacation from work for two weeks, so, I guess, I'll be spending all my vacation on studying my new Debian
 
Old 12-19-2004, 06:03 PM   #9
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:15 PM   #10
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Does that mean you have to change your name? (ie. DebianLX)
and sig....?

Wish I had high speed to try Debian.

Still a slacker for now.

Regards,
Blair
 
Old 12-20-2004, 11:32 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by DeadPenguin
Does that mean you have to change your name? (ie. DebianLX)
and sig....?
Good question. I'd give it more time to sink in though.


Quote:
Wish I had high speed to try Debian.

Still a slacker for now.

Regards,
Blair
Have you considered damn small linux? It's debian-based and, given the right adjustments, could be a regular debian system.

Last edited by Sepero; 12-20-2004 at 11:34 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 06:00 PM   #12
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Y'know the funny thing? I played with Debian disks for a year or so, trying to convert from windows. However, I could never get things to work (a thousand hardware problems). However, after recieving a few Slack disks off a friend, I had an installed system running xfce (I am such the minimalist ) within hours!

I love the simplicity of slack, although I'm sure that's not what people are meant to say about slackware O_o. Anyway, the only thing I thought I'd miss was apt, but after playing with the slack way of installing things I noticed it really isn't that hard.

I know I'm a comparative newbie, but I think I'll be using slack for a good long time
 
Old 12-25-2004, 08:50 PM   #13
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Darkshine there is always slapt-get, or swaret.

If you like xfce try fluxbox.

Regards,
Blair
 
Old 12-25-2004, 09:39 PM   #14
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To be completely honest, guys, I still "secretly" use my beloved Slack. Even though I loved Debian very much. Still could not avert myself from Slack. Tried to use Debian for 2 days as substitute and
broke . I'm Back to my baby, my Slackware!!!!!!
http://eo.yifan.net/users/t/wdesborough/SimplySlack.png
 
Old 12-25-2004, 10:56 PM   #15
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No problem SlackerLX. On the behalf of Debian users, I would just like to thank you for giving it a fair chance.

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