+++ Roberto C. Sanchez [17/10/06 20:27 -0400]:
IIRC, the majority of the "I ended up at a text prompt, what do I do now?" questions we see on d-u are not X configuration problems. They are newbies who pick all the defaults and up without X on their systems entirely.
Yes. And this type of problem doesn't stop with X, its also, "how do I get my sound card working". Both of which would be solved using tasksel. However, after a user ignores tasksel the first time, they never know how to get back there. It seems like tasksel is both under utilized and under advertised. We need to figure out how to get more people to know about it, and we need more tasks. Why don't we have a "lamp-server" task? or a xfce-desktop task? I think the idea of adding a "helpme" script which is advertised somewhere like motd or /etc/issue or root's .bashrc for interactive shells is one that should be explored. I'd be happy to help work on this. stew
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