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Old 08-30-2003, 06:31 PM   #31
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W00t, local LUGS are great I've been helping a lot of people more and more with mine now that I realize the benefit they have if they get stuck (I can walk over to their house with my Slack-Live CD and bail em out ).

Congratulations John, I've been following this for a bit, glad to see everything got sussed out

Old 08-31-2003, 12:57 AM   #32
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Originally posted by bigjohn
Have I started wearing my underpants on the outside of my trousers, my socks over my shoes, with a Blue T-shirt bearing a large red D, with a red "tea towel" tucked into the neck of above T-shirt ?

You know, to really complete this effect you wouldn't have a red "D," you'd have the Debian swirl

Seriously though, good to hear you got everthing working. I wouldn't have upgraded the distro to Sarge though, I would have gone straight to Sid but Sarge is a good compromise between the two. If you're still interesting in trying Sid, just open up your /etc/apt/sources.list file and change the bits that read "testing" to "unstable" so it looks a little like the following (but of course using your particular mirrors and probably without the cdrom source at the bottom):

deb stable/updates main
deb unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src unstable main non-free contrib
deb unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src unstable main non-free contrib
#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Sarge_ - Official NetInst Snapshot i386 Binary-1 (20030629)]/ unstable contrib main main/debian-installer
(In case your wondering, I update the router off both the West Australian and Australian Debian mirrors as well as the security one as a sort of safety net in case the WA one is behind in updating off the main Australian one)

And then once you've done that, run apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade and with any luck by the time it's finished and after a reboot you'll be running the absolute cutting-edge latest version of Debian.

Last edited by LSD; 08-31-2003 at 12:59 AM.
Old 08-31-2003, 03:27 AM   #33
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Ah, Well,

Many thanks for your assistance on this one LSD.

But don't think that you've got off that lightly

Because I've got about 300,000,000 other questions that can wait for the moment, well, until I start meddling properly

There's one hell of a lot of stuff, that i'll need advice on.

Shit like, I booted into debian this morning and thought I'd just "install kde". Ha. Well it's there, but with a "gui clown" like me, it aint right, YET!

Still, that can all wait.

Again, many thanks for the hints, tips and suggestions LSD


Old 08-31-2003, 05:16 AM   #34
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So, I've started to meddle.

Though it's really strange, because now I've got kde working, it's like when I first installed the SuSE that I was given nearly 2 years ago.

Plus a few extra strange things.

Like for instance, when I look at the "smilies" on the left side of this page, half the images are looking like "broken pages" and because I'm having to use an old version of konqueror, the text box for inputting is not very big and is scrolling to the right, rather than having all the text showing. Oh, having to preview the post works ok, but I can now only see 8 of the normally showing 18

Other strange things, like I have downloaded both the "static" and "shared" versions of opera (my prefered browser), and when you click it to install, it brings up a small red box image that says "package manager" but after a while, it just stops and does nothing.

Still, I suppose I should better start another thread about configuring "Sarge", as I suppose that would be more appropriate.




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