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    Heh I didnt mean ubuntu's a noob distro. Plenty of people who have used linux for years are running it now (including myself). If you realy want to see how the OS works you might as well look at the linux from scratch project . It will take you agies to build a working system but at least you will have some idea of how all the parts fit together .
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    Wot do u mean op? I already know how to use vi if that's what you mean. Any ways here is what it contains with my alterations...BTW I've done the update thing. Its meant to be done everytime /etc/apt/sources.list is modified right?

    hashdeb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

    deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 r1a _Sarge_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20051224)] / unstable contrib main

    deb http://debian.blueyonder.co.uk stable main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free


    *note* hash is the sign that tells apt-get to ignore it, this laptop is messed up so i can't use the proper sign.
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    Ill check the link u gave me. see if im missing anything
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    SUCCESS!

    OK, I did a apt-cache search for firefox and installed mozilla-firefox to test it and installed everything fine but there was a error...

    (firefox-bin:1450): Gtk-WARNING ** cannot open display:

    What do i do now?
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    Is there anything i need to do to install the drivers so it runs the normal stuff like firefox etc. I'm also currently installing gnome, will that help? and is ther anything else i shud install now that i got it to install?
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    WOW. I have now managed to get a interface. Here's how it looks like now...
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    There was a GREAT walkthrough on osnews.com/ it had the xfree86 installation which i hadnt done. I guess i've done everything. O wait. The synaptic thing...I can't get it to work - I get a xlib error. which again says gtk warning etc. what now!!!!!
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    Means you likely need gtk libraries installed or gtk-dev.
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    so wot do i type in the terminal? is it apt-get install gtk-dev?
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    Paste the error your getting verbatim. Most of this stuff is easily found on google.
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    REALLY. I've searched far and wide to set up my ATI drivers and only recently have I found something useful. whats the verbatim?
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    Word for word.
    apt-get should handle your dependancies anyhow when you installed synaptic.
    apt-cache search gtk will tell you what gtk packages you can install.
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    OK, thanks. Now I need to know how to exit x window 'cos wen i use CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE, it shuts down the computer and then magically turns on after a few minutes! Is this normal?
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    Why do you want to exit X? ^^
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    I've got window maker installed but i want to use enlightenment instead. what do i do, or is it better to stik wit window maker? I try to load enlightenment but it says something about da display being nominated by X. You got MSN messenger? PM me ur add so i can troubleshoot :|
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    /etc/init.d/gdm stop, then ctrl-alt-backspace to kill X.

    ctrl-alt-f1 to f6 are consoles usualy. f7 is your GUI.
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    (Original post by alex0o0)
    /etc/init.d/gdm stop, then ctrl-alt-backspace to kill X.

    ctrl-alt-f1 to f6 are consoles usualy. f7 is your GUI.
    indeed use the ctrl - alt -f5 thing.

    you could also try an apt-get -f all

    i think thats it...

    fixes all dependencies
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    I don't have any GDM in the init.d directory. Is there something wrong?
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    why not open up a terminal within the x-window system?
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    That's what I do!
 
 
 
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