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Old 08-13-07, 01:16 PM   #1
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Hey boys and girls! I decided to do a new thread instead for it!

By the way...I'm installing (netinstall) the newest version of Debian on a test pc at work right now....

Grey, eg, what's your impressions....?
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Old 08-13-07, 01:31 PM   #2
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Hey boys and girls! I decided to do a new thread instead for it!

By the way...I'm installing (netinstall) the newest version of Debian on a test pc at work right now....

Grey, eg, what's your impressions....?
So far very stable and quick. It "feels" much leaner than Ububtu.

Netinst..sweet, although I would like more choice WRT package installation, rather than just "desktop" and so on.

None of the problems I encountered with fstab or xorg that I had with others.

Not being able to sudo threw me because I'm old and forgot all about 'su' til evilghost reminded me.

Haven't had time to tweak yet, I'll stay up with this thread though later.

Overall thumbs up so far.
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Old 08-13-07, 02:04 PM   #3
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See my signature and avatar

I find it to of quality equal and greater than Ubuntu; Ubuntu has too many nagging bugs and issues.

Of course, it's been said, if you want to be on the cutting edge prepare to bleed. Ubuntu makes me bleed.
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Old 08-13-07, 02:27 PM   #4
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Does anyone have any http sites for my source list? I can't do ftp here at work.....
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Old 08-13-07, 02:31 PM   #5
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Umm, these are http, and are mine ...

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib

#Backports
deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free
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Old 08-13-07, 03:31 PM   #6
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Umm, these are http, and are mine ...

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib

#Backports
deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free
Thanks...works like a charm!
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Old 08-13-07, 06:14 PM   #7
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Thanks here also eg!

Whole different experience using debian. Gotta tweak some more.
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I GNU you would like it. I find it has all the positives experiences of Ubuntu but with a more polished professional atmosphere and less of the idiosyncratic annoyances of Ubuntu.

Don't get me wrong, Ubuntu is great, and I loved it as a transitional OS, but I like Debian much better.
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Lol, yes I do. i drew conclusions fro trying to install it a couple weeks ago on an older chipset and having difficulty. Now I feel I may have found my distro, probably even load up some games next week.

Know anyone wants to buy a copy of Vista?
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Old 08-13-07, 06:58 PM   #10
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I love that you guys are open to suggestions and new experiences...
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Old 08-13-07, 07:28 PM   #11
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I love that you guys are open to suggestions and new experiences...
You do know that sounded really GAY, right?
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You do know that sounded really GAY, right?
I'm not going there...lol.

This is here to stay. Even copied the man-pages to desktop so I can fry my brain more quickly.

Quick question on the atime patch..

My current /etc/fstab
Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/sda1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/sda9       /home           ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/sda8       /tmp            ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/sda5       /usr            ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/sda6       /var            ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/sda7       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdd        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
Would this be a correct modification?

Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/sda1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro,noatime,nodiratime 0       1
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