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Old 06-10-2006, 05:06 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10, SUSE 10.x, DEbian
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First steps after installing to HD.

Hi there, like you see I have some problems with my HD, now I have decided to install DSL in the HD, and it have worked just fine (suse freeze in installation), anyway...

Im not familiar with this type of distributions like I know is based on debian and knoppix, hey, I have been using rpm and similar... dont know if there is redcarpet for install mono and things like that...

In fact, I have already installed it on HD, then go to apps>tools> Enable Apt, it have done things that I dont know... lol, after that I have put apps>tools>synaptic then in the app clicked upgrade system, it have marked 5 items, after that one related with ACPI or something like that, then the upgrade isnt complete and future "upgrade system" dosent work and say error returned (1)... and yes, I have reinstalled again from the CD ....

That is why I need a first steps in this:

1) How to configure kb because the diferent variations of "es" in the system>keyboard havent worked for get the normal acent that I use canci'on, 'arbol... or the braces in the correct place... [][]'''''] displayed when presing "ALT GR"

2) How to use Apt and Synaptic in parallel (my actual impression is that they are exclusive?).

3) How to install a rpm file, in fact I whant to install eagle because when I do rpm -i eagle-lin-eng-4.16r1-1.i586.rpm it say something like "rpm: Invalid gzip magic"

4) Tought when running the Live-CD the system>mount tool have displayed for mount the cdrom, now when it is installed in the HD it only display the partitions of the hd0... I need to mount doing in console "mount /dev/cdrom" and unmounting doing "sudo umount /dev/cdrom", how to put in the application like when in the Live-CD, for only click 1 button?

5) Listening some mp3 of a disc, I see that the sound is of not good quality, then I think I must install something for sound OK???

6) Being a programmer (lol), I see that I can install gcc, but what about mono? kdevelop and dont know what other suites?

7) I have a nvidia card, where to put for download the drivers (ok, I can continue searching the menus, but if you have the point ).

8) If in myDSL I download the files instead of /tmp to /dsl/mydwldsApps... I see then with .dsl extension... then not rpm or even deb file, how I install them???... and is posible I donwload OO in rpm and install it doing rpm -Uvih *rpm (iirc).

I think all this is what I whant to know for continue using this distro.


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