Re: Why Woody?
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- Subject: Re: Why Woody?
- From: "A. Demarteau \(linux rules!\)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 10:02:51 +0200 (CEST)
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On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Nick wrote:
> Alot of you on this mailing list have told me to stay with Woody rather than upgrade to Potato because Woody will eventually be the stable version.
imho is changing from woody to potato more like a downgrade.
Woody at this moment is known as "testing" maybe soon as "frozen"
It holds newer versions of packages and those in potato.
If you indeed run woody, stick with it.
If you run potato, then do upgrade and don't forget the proposed-upgrades.
> What is the major difference between Woody and Potato, why is Woody better than Potato?
> I am confused now, I spent a few hours downloading Potato 2.2r5 to upgrade Woody 2.2r3 with the view of having the most stable release but from what I have been told through this mailing list this is not the case so I am now reluctant to install Potato even though on the download page it does say it is stable.
> I only started with Debian Woody 2.2r3 over a week ago and although I didn't find it too difficult to install and have already picked up some of the lingo purely by searching the Debian web site and performing copious amounts of searches on Google I have had a few problems in X-Windows with my display and mouse.
> I have installed Debian Woody 2.2r3 on my Toshiba Libretto 70CT, which I admit it is an old notebook PC but I want to use it purely for learning Debian before I install it on other computers. I figure if I can have Debian working on this notebook successfully I should be alright with installing on most other computers.
> My problem is when I originally installed Debian I opted for the advanced display setup rather than the other which would have been easier. Anyway it wouldn't load X-Windows because my screen was not setup correctly. So I found a solution, I ran dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 to re-setup my display and mouse etc.
> This seems to have worked and allowed me to run X-Windows but my mouse is very strange it seems to have long delays when moving the cursor around the screen and I am concerned my display is still not setup correctly although I really have no idea it could just be the mouse.
> Has anyone used dpkg-reconfigure xcommon-xfree86 on a Toshiba Libretto 70CT and remembers how much memory they used for the graphics card and which mouse they selected.
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