Sarge 3.2 install post-mortem
Last night I completed installing KDE 3.2 on Sarge (I started with the Beta 2
Installer). I'd like to check that I did it correctly (I followed the wiki
and grepper helped me on IRC). There were also a number of things that
didn't work as I would like, and I'd like to know if they are due to some
mistake I made.
The way I installed was:
1) add ccheney and bab lines to sources list
2) add unstable to sources list
Pin: origin people.debian.org to 995
Pin: testing to 900
Pin: unstable to 500
4) check apt-cache policy kdelibs (cool command!)
--> yes, 3.1.95 from people.debian.org is first
5) apt-get install kde -t unstable kdm -t unstable
Q1: Did I need to pin people.debian.org in step 3? Or is the package naming
such that 5) will pull in the 3.1.95 packages anyway?
Q2: Step 5 pulled in 68 3.1.5-1 packages from unstable; for example,
Inst atlantik (4:3.1.5-1 Debian:unstable)
They mostly look like games. Is this the expected behavior?
Q3: When KDE starts up, I get an Sound Server error message that the /dev/dsp
can't be opened b/c of a Permission error. Is there a consensus on the
"best" way to solve this? I'd like all users (even those added in the
future) to have access to the sound card by default.
Q4: When configuring libusb-0.1-4, it said there was no USB support in the
Kernel. Is this an issue for the Sarge Beta2 installer? Or do I simply need
to insert the usb modules? If the latter, is there a reason the libusb-0.1-4
configure can't do this for me?
Q5: There were many duplicates in the menu; for example,
Games->Arcade->Arcade Game (KAsteroids)
I assume this is because the 3.1.5 versions were installed, and thus is a
problem with my install procedure?
No need to CC, I'm now subscribed. Thanks for any help.
Mark Bucciarelli, www.hubcapconsulting.com
GNU/Linux user #266,902 at http://counter.li.org