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Old 08-21-2009, 07:13 AM   #1
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Question synoptics error message

I think it is necessary to let you know, how I got this far:

I finally got Debian (Lenny) running on my Asus Eee-PC 1005 HA. I got it running on WindowsXP. At first I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix, because that was the only distribution I managed to work properly. Then I created a /boot/newinstall folder containing /vmlinuz, /initrd.gz and /debian-502-i386-DVD-1.iso. After changing the /boot/grub/menu.lst I was able to install Debian.

Now I have the problem that I cant activate the wireless LAN. Opening "synoptics" I found some packages which might be useful. At first I was asked to put the Debian DVD into the DVD drive - which my netbook doesn' have. In Synoptics it is possible to add paths to other sources - in my case:

address: //root/DVD1
distribution: lenny
section: contrib main
and you have to choose the type of file, either deb or deb-src

Pressing the "OK" button I got the following error message(I hope the translation from German is correct):

Error: E: deformed line 2 in sourcelist /etc/apt/sources.lst (>>URI parse<<)

What can I do?

Besides: Is there an easier way to get the wireless LAN running?
Old 08-22-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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Post the first few lines of /etc/apt/sources.lst

(and, if you can, change "synoptics" in the title to "synaptics")
Old 08-24-2009, 03:28 AM   #3
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...after various attempts to install Debian via USB stick, I finally bought myself a portable DVD drive, burned the DVDs and now everything works fine!

(I recognized the misspelling of "synaptics" but I canīt change the title of the thread anymore.)


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