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Old 08-16-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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I did the HDD install with Kanotix and after the restart I noticed I didn't have any screensavers and only some wallpapers plus some sounds are not working such as the background music for Pysols card games while a lot of other sounds seem to be ok. At bootup i have two kernels to choose from and not sure which one is right. The KDE panel seems to have a double reference as well Debian and Katonix, is that normal? I 'm not sure if the install went bad or its just the way it is. Could use some advise please .
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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Two kernnels is normal. Yes there is a Kanotix menu and a Debian menu.
You may have to install the sound for Pysol. Same goes for sceensavers and themes.

Just open Synaptic and look through the KDE section.

I did a Kanotix >Debian install last November and I have been happily running Debian ever since with very few problems.

You may have to run alsaconf as root to get sound working properly.

Depending on where in the world you live you may want to update your sources.list as the default uses mirrors in Germany.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 12:06 PM   #3
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Appreciate the response to my query! That helps clear up a few things. You mentioned updating my sources list, could you explain how I would do that? I am really trying hard to get a handle on Linux but this OLD tired brain has a little trouble absorbing a lot of it. I really THANK YOU for the help.
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:56 PM   #4
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By "West Coast" I assume you mean the USA.

You can also run apt-setup in a terminal as root.

To change/update your sources.list do the following:
1) Open a terminal/konsole
2) Type kdesu kedit(or whatever text editor you prefer) enter then enter your root password enter
3) Open /etc/apt/sources.list
4) Copy paste my sources.list
5) Save
6) Either open Synaptic and click reload or in a terminal as root run apt-get update
You now have access to over 16000+ packages. Install to your hearts content.

Here is my sources.list

#Stable Sarge
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
#Security Updates Stable
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free

#Debian Unofficial packages for Sarge/stable Opera, Java, Netscape
# deb http://ftp.debian-unofficial.org/debian/ sarge main contrib non-free restricted
# deb-src http://ftp.debian-unofficial.org/debian/ sarge main contrib non-free restricted

# Testing Etch
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
# Testing Sources
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

# Unstable Sid
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
# Unstable Sources
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

# Debian experimental
# deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main
# deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

# Kanotix
deb http://kanotix.com/files/debian/ ./
deb-src http://kanotix.com/files/debian/ ./

#mplayer,acroread.realplayer,various packages
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ etch main
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main
deb-src ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main

#OpenOffice.org 2.0beta
deb http://debian.tu-bs.de/project/kanotix/ooo-kanotix/ ./
 
Old 08-17-2005, 02:29 PM   #5
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Well.... I gotta say that way pretty painless.Now I have all kinds of things to D/L and get in trouble with of course I'm kidding. Your a gentleman and a scholar. Thanks Much.
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Old 08-17-2005, 03:26 PM   #6
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I suggest installing apt-listbugs that way you can keep from installing apps that may cause problems. Keep an eye of what a package wants to remove when installing or removing a package.

The great thing about Linux is you install and uninstall all you want, without the fear of screwing things up.

One of the first things I suggest is to read the available documentation that Debian has to offer. Debian -- Documentation
 
Old 08-17-2005, 08:12 PM   #7
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Hello Craigevil again, I shall take your advise and do some reading. I had to fire up the old XP box again while I try a new install with Katonix. I just finished putting together this puter for Linux. I would have used the windows box for it , but thats what I do all my Flight simming and puter golf on built it just for that. Love the linux OS and hope I can at least get comfortable with it. Hate having to bug everybody for help all the time even tho' I'm sure you guys are happy to do it. Once again Thanks
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