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Old 04-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #61
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My laptop can't handle what my Quad core with Debian can--

I asked my clients to bare with me-
 
Old 04-24-2013, 03:07 AM   #62
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Heh, because I copied and pasted from your post, I replicated your error (corrected now). dpkg does not take the "install" argument like the apt tools, just use the "-i" option alone (for more info see the man page).

Download the following packages from the squeeze-backports repo:

initramfs-tools
firmware-realtek

Then do:
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$ cd Downloads
# dpkg -i linux-image-3* initramfs-tools_0.99* firmware-realtek_0.36*
 
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:57 PM   #63
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OK; I'll download the 'initramfs-tools' and the 'firmware'

But I'll have to download from my laptop and carry those packages over to my Desktop and cut and paste them manually
into the Downloads directory-- Let you know what happens tomorrow afternoon.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 03:42 AM   #64
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I still do not have a wireless connection. And am growing exceedingly weary-
I have considered installing another Linux distro-

I appreciate your help Caravel; very much.

Code:
INSTALLED CARAVELS Inst's: WED initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-amd64
Errors were encountered while processing:
 linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64_3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_amd64.deb
root@:/home/ztcoracat/Downloads# 
root@:/home/ztcoracat# cd Downloads
root@:/home/ztcoracat/Downloads# dpkg -i linux-image-3* initramfs-tools_0.99* firmware-realtek_0.36*
dpkg: regarding linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64_3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_amd64.deb containing linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64:
 linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 breaks initramfs-tools (<< 0.99~)
  initramfs-tools (version 0.98.8) is present and installed.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64_3.2.39-2~bpo60+1_amd64.deb (--install):
 installing linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 would break initramfs-tools, and
 deconfiguration is not permitted (--auto-deconfigure might help)
(Reading database ... 124160 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace initramfs-tools 0.98.8 (using initramfs-tools_0.99~bpo60+1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement initramfs-tools ...
Preparing to replace firmware-realtek 0.28+squeeze1 (using firmware-realtek_0.36+wheezy.1~bpo60+1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement firmware-realtek ...
Setting up initramfs-tools (0.99~bpo60+1) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Setting up firmware-realtek (0.36+wheezy.1~bpo60+1) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for
 
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Well dpkg doesn't do dependency resolution, so if you installed initframfs-tools first and then the other two, all should have been well. Jumping to another distro at the first sign of trouble seems a bit much. Besides you could have upgraded to or just installed wheezy as easily. Anyway good luck with whichever path you choose.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 12:19 AM   #66
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Besides you could have upgraded to or just installed wheezy as easily
True and agreed; but how w/o a internet connection to that desktop?

Thought Wheezy wasn't available until May like Tobi told me--
 
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If you'd had persisted, I'm confident you'd have gotten the backports 3.2 kernel installed and with it - working wireless...

Wheezy is currently the testing branch, but we're nearly in May and release should be early May.
 
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Thought Wheezy wasn't available until May like Tobi told me--
It is available now as the Testing branch of Debian, official release is most likely to happen in May, the number of release critical bugs is down to 7 now.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:44 PM   #69
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It is available now as the Testing branch of Debian, official release is most likely to happen in May, the number of release critical bugs is down to 7 now.
That's very good news!

I think the preferred practice for me would be to wait until May, burn a fresh new DVD/CD and than go through a new install.

In the meantime I'll be performing an install of a new (new to me) distribution (UE 3.5) that is Debian and Ubuntu based--

Thank you very much; Tobi
 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:46 PM   #70
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Wheezy is currently the testing branch, but we're nearly in May and release should be early May.
I look forward to May!
 
Old 04-27-2013, 05:43 AM   #71
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Why not just install Wheezy now? Installing another distro for a week or two rather than wheezy because the latter has a couple of bugs you will not likely even encounter seems a little odd. You do realise that once the bugs are squashed a simple apt-get update would fix them, don't you?
 
Old 04-27-2013, 01:20 PM   #72
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Yeah, I realize running a simple :
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apt-get update
Would fix things.
 
  


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