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Old 05-05-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
utanja
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Debian SId Up and Running


finally after weeks of trying to resolve XFree problem...i have it fully functioning ..(i think)

anyway.....i have a few questions....

first.....i set the runlevel to 3...but i come up in the Debian screen asking for username and password.....when i give it i go directly into gnome.....i want to boot directly into text mode and not into X......then when i am ready...i can type startx to open GNOME...

second.....i want to reconfigure my network......i use the default to setup using DHCP but i want to switch to static IP for each box on the network....i cannot seem to find the configuration script to accomplish this......

and finally......can apt-get secure any program in the repository that already is not on my machine...

it took a while to get it going...but i am thrilled....no more rpm madness...lol
 
Old 05-06-2004, 02:17 AM   #2
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Re: Debian SId Up and Running

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Originally posted by utanja
finally after weeks of trying to resolve XFree problem...i have it fully functioning ..(i think)

anyway.....i have a few questions....

first.....i set the runlevel to 3...but i come up in the Debian screen asking for username and password.....when i give it i go directly into gnome.....i want to boot directly into text mode and not into X......then when i am ready...i can type startx to open GNOME...
The runlevels 2-5 are identical in Debian if you have installed a display manager it will be used unless you remove the link to start it in this case you want the link (S99gdm or S99xdm depending on which you use) in /etc/rc3.d/ directory or you can apt-get --purge remove the display manager you use then it will not be started.

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second.....i want to reconfigure my network......i use the default to setup using DHCP but i want to switch to static IP for each box on the network....i cannot seem to find the configuration script to accomplish this......
You need to edit the file /etc/network/interfaces and put your settings in the file then once you have saved it /etc/init.d/networking restart to restart the network with the new settings. You put your nameservers (DNS) in the file /etc/resolv.conf.

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and finally......can apt-get secure any program in the repository that already is not on my machine...
Not sure exactly what you mean here but if you mean install then yes depending upon if the package is in the archive(s) you have listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 04:52 PM   #3
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Re: Re: Debian SId Up and Running

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The runlevels 2-5 are identical in Debian if you have installed a display manager it will be used unless you remove the link to start it in this case you want the link (S99gdm or S99xdm depending on which you use) in /etc/rc3.d/ directory or you can apt-get --purge remove the display manager you use then it will not be started.
.......t.
yes this will work but other distros all i have to do is change from init 5 to init 4 and X does not load....even with removal of GDM or XDM portions of X still load...
 
  


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