[ILUG] X on Debian
pete at yerma.org
Sat Aug 28 21:44:43 IST 2004
On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 07:22:59PM +0100, Frank Murphy wrote:
> At 18:49 28/08/2004, John Madden wrote:
> It appears there is some missing components.
> saw 1 or 2 404's
> screen said.
> Try apt-get update or --fix-missing
> apt-get update works,
> apt-get --fix-missing is an invalid operation.
> How do I change the apt mirror from the prompt?
apt-setup is a useful tool for doing this.
It's also worth noting that if you've hand edited /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
(to change whats necessary for the nvidia drivers for example), debconf
wont touch the file 'til you run md5sum against it, so dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xfree86 wont do anything, as per the warning at the top of the
I would also make sure you have discover, read-edid and mdetect
installed, as this then allows debconf to suggest suitable answers when
configuring, if you installed from sarge you should have these, but you
can check with dpkg -l.
If you want X to start on boot you need a display manager installed, I'm
happy with gdm.
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