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Old 02-15-2007, 03:33 PM   #1
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What release and other Q


I installed Debian last year. I have forgotten which release. How do I tell what release I have?

Also, I loaded a shell that runs in console 7 (gnome I think). How do I disable it? When I try to run Firefox from a console it won't run. Says "Gtk-Warning **: cannot open display: I have a feeling that is because of gnome.(?)

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Old 02-15-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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I installed Debian last year. I have forgotten which release. How do I tell what release I have?
You probably have Sarge, unless you installed a really old version or updated to Etch. Type 'cat /etc/debian_version'. 3.0 is Woody, 3.1 is Sarge, 4.0 is Etch.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 05:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, its Sarge.

Now about that shell, can I just comment it out of the start up script, whatever that is called?

Thanks,
JP.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 05:52 PM   #4
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Another question, I am used to having a simple file manager program, pctools in dos, xtree (I think it was) in Qnix. Is there a simple file manager that I can use to get a feel for where everything is without having to muck around with a shell?

Thanks again,
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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For a simple file manager, I recommend Midnight Commander.
apt-get install mc
 
Old 02-15-2007, 06:58 PM   #6
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I'll try it!

Thanks,
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