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Re: have my Alpha up and running

Eric S. Johansson a écrit:
running 3.0. thank you to all the folks on the list (and some off list) for all the help.

As usual, I still have a few nits that I'm not sure exactly how to solve.

1) I upgraded to the 2.4.18 kernel that I found via dselect. Everything upgraded fine, I added the INITRD specifier in the aboot.conf file and then I discovered that it's not loading the tulip module for the ethernet card. Normally, I would expect to just add an entry to modules.conf but reading those files tells me otherwise.

Give a try to /etc/modules ?

What should I change to include the tulip module in the boot ramdisk?

2) I want to turn of starting gdm. I almost never use X locally as the machine sits in my basement.

As stated by other :
- dpkg --{remove | purge} gdm if you want to get ride of gdm
- update-rc.d -f gdm remove (if you just want not to start the daemon) is the debian way to do it.

3) any good books or documents on general Debian administration? It's different enough from Red Hat that my reflexes just aren't right.

I would say http://www.debian.org/doc/ is a nice starting point.
If you already feel confortable with a Redhat, I would recommand:

1) mastering dpkg + apt-* (apt-get install apt-dpkg-ref) might give you a boost ... the man pages are nice too (over use apt-cache search|show).
Reading the FAQ & the apt HOWTO should put you afloot fast too.

2) each package has its documentation in  /usr/share/doc/package_name
(for some pkg, there is a pkg-doc regrouping all the documentation)

3) every init scripts are in /etc/init.d with symlinks from rc*.d
(rem : debian is not using much runlevels, and the default one is runlevel 2 for everything).

4) From a sys admin point of view, you will find a lot of information in the Debian Policy Manual (init scripts info, UID/GID reserved and free to used, etc...).

Good readings ;-)


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