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Old 02-15-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
vharishankar
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Messed up my Debian Installation by removing discover


Hello.

I must have accidentally removed discover. Now my network card and audio is not recognized and initialized at bootup. The worst part is I'm unable to connect to the internet and I am unable to reinstall the discover package from the DVDROM.

I am using a Marvell Yukon Gigabit onboard adapter and now I am unable to load it manually too (sklin98 module?). I am still able to load the i810_audio manually.

Can somebody tell me how to get back discover so that my sound and network are recognized at startup? How do I force apt to recognize the older package from the DVDROM?

Thanks.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 11:22 PM   #2
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The easiest way is to mount the DVD, then find the .deb file for discover (most probably in debian/pool/main/d/discover/ in your DVD). cd to that directory and run dpkg -i. Something like:

# cd /dvd-mountdir/debian/pool/main/d/discover/
# dpkg -i discover.xxxxxxx.deb

That should install discover. If you're missing dependancies, you can do the same for each dependancies individually.

Chris
 
Old 02-15-2005, 11:38 PM   #3
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Never mind. I rescanned the DVD source using apt-setup and now I installed discover and got back my system to normal!

Once again Debian is the greatest! It's so easy to recover! Unlike Fedora, where I can imagine the nightmare I'd have had if I had accidentally removed a critical package.

Thanks anyway! I did it before I saw your reply.

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Old 02-16-2005, 01:09 AM   #4
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Your welcome. =) I agree with you, Debian is very good, especially after learning apt... =)
 
Old 02-16-2005, 06:31 AM   #5
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Check with lsmod which modules are loaded and adjust your /etc/modules list. Once you load the modules yourself this way, discover is no longer needed (as with hotplug).
 
Old 02-16-2005, 07:59 AM   #6
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There is no modules.list in my setup. Just modules. I think that's the file I need to edit to load the modules at startup.

Thanks Moloko, but I'm not too sure of myself to do this. Why fix something when it's not broken?
 
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Don't fix what's broken

(I do have a "space" between /etc/modules and list)
 
  


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