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Debian Linux Up and Running [Jan. 26th, 2006|11:46 am]
Bob Bain
[Current Mood |hungryhungry]

11:37 am and I have Debian Linux up and running. The packages were taken from the Debian ftp site using something called APT rather than the CD ROM. It is capable of running both Gnome and KDE and I have heard sound from the speakers. The display is only 800x600 at 73 Mhz (or whatever). This isn't what I selected. This is possibly to do with selecting VESA as the video card. It looks better than Fedora 4 Core (Red Hat). I have attempted to install Debian Linux before but without success. It looks presentable at this stage so I'll still with it for the time being. I like being able to use APT to install from an ftp site.

What did I do wrong on the earlier install ? I didn't press the space bar to select anything. This is why nothing was installed (sigh)

It has installed Mozilla rather than Firefox as the default web browser.

Ah ha (later) addendum. I manually added 1024x768 to the X86Free configuration file using the pico editor. I doubted if it would work but it does. I now have what may be a satisfactory Linux installation to play around with. There are no plug-ins for Mozilla. Oh well I can't expect to have everything. The Debian installation appears to be better in presentation and features than the Red Hat Fedora Project. It's also totally free without any commercial interests involved.