just an update here. i reformated my box lastnight as a way to keep me awake while the wife was shopping and i had no one to talk to. so i spent about 5 minutes thinking about going to sorcerer. i even booted to the disc then was like...... nnnnaaaaaaa!
i stopped the run and put debian woody back in. i deviated from the instructions listed above by two little things.
1. didn't install WindowMaker. i went back to Fluxbox as
i am more comfortable with it. it just feels good.
2. didn't install synaptic. i figured that i didn't need it. apt-
get is so easy and the fact that if i can't open it while
logged in as user then what is the purpose. all i got to
do is get lynx and look up the app i want, see if it is in
the debian list, then apt-get install it.
i am at work right now (i hate renting a cable modem) so i can't do anything but i am still needing to update my kernel (this time i will include ide support so i can listen to cd's), i also need to configure the sound card from hell (au8820 => p.i.t.a. to install) and get a few apps that i would like to have on there.
i will keep you posted on my progress. (as you really care)