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Old 03-19-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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Question Guide to Tuning Debian Sarge my way.


Dear All Linux Users,
Can anybody tell me where can exactly I get the guide to fine tune my latest Debian Sarge 3.1
I want to change the default x window manager.
I would like to know if there is any good GUI for apt-get.
I want to know how can I trim my Debian install to keep exactly what I need. And make disk space free.
this and all other questions like this,
Can anybody tell me if there is any like for downloading the guide for the same
Thanks A Lot.
Rajesh.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 10:55 AM   #2
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Dear All Linux Users,
I want to change the default x window manager.
If by window manager you mean login screen manager then all you need do is install kdm if you want KDE's manager you will be asked if you wish to make it the default if you answer yes then it will be, the same is the case if you gdm Gnome's display manager or xdm X's manager. If you mean the desktop environment then you need to install the one you want both kdm and gdm give you the option to pick your desktop environment (session) you wish to login too I believe xdm offers similar though not sure never used it.
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I would like to know if there is any good GUI for apt-get.
Synaptic is the only choice available for Sarge I believe, if you were running Etch you could use Adept.

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I want to know how can I trim my Debian install to keep exactly what I need. And make disk space free.
this and all other questions like this,
Install deborphan and debfoster to find unused programs/libraries installed that do not depend on other packages. Also localepurge is handy for freeing up space you select the locale(s) that you want on your system and it/they will be generated there is the option to remove the other locales when packages are installed as well as the man pages in the other locales. If the machine is not turned on in the middle of the night then you should also install anacron this allows the system to run the cron jobs that should have been run by cron daily/weekly/monthly, it will among other things rotate/delete your log files which will save a bit of space.
 
  


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