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Old 07-13-2010, 02:51 PM   #16
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http://web2linux.com/minimal-ubuntu-lucid-setup/

And then just install the desktop you want. Then you can pick whether or not to use a full blown gnome or not. See post #12 about using aptitude with the -R for stripping suggested packages.
 
Old 07-13-2010, 03:17 PM   #17
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That article does not really explain how to install a CLI system from the alternate CD. Basically, you boot up and at the very first screen, you press F4 and select Command Line System. Then select Install now and you're done.

And I forget: if you're finished with aptitude, enter this:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
or
sudo service gdm start
to start the graphical user interface. Once you're in, you can continue installing packages from the command line, from gnome-terminal or from synaptic.

Last edited by jay73; 07-13-2010 at 03:21 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 08:47 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Alex View Post
tommcd, so you're saying that I can install nVidia driver, Java, Flash, different codecs from extra repos in Debian?
Yes, the debian multimedia repo has all the codecs and other proprietary stuff:
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/
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Originally Posted by Mr. Alex View Post
And use Firefox like it's portable in Windows (kind of)?
The easiest way to use firefox in Debian is to download it from mozilla.com to your home directory. Then untar it. Then cd into the ~/firefox/plugins directory and run:
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* .
This will link all of your iceweasel plugins to the firefox plugins directory.
Then cd back up one directory to the firefox directory:
Code:
cd ..
Then to launch firefox do:
Code:
./firefox &
and you will be running firefox from mozilla.com.

Or you can just move the firefox directory to /usr/lib, and then make a symlink from
/usr/lib/firefox/firefox to /usr/bin/firefox.
As root:
Code:
mv firefox /usr/lib/
cd /usr/bin/
ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox .
And then FF will be installed system wide.
In either case, you can put a launcher for firefox on your desktop to run it from wherever you put it.
Note: These are for 32bit Debian. I am not sure how to install the firefox from mozilla.com on a 64bit system, since mozilla does not have (as far as I know) a 64bit package for firefox.

Last edited by tommcd; 07-14-2010 at 11:59 AM.
 
Old 07-16-2010, 07:00 AM   #19
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You might like to have a look at this book "Degunking Linux" (By Roderick W Smith) for some ideas.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 07:23 AM   #20
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