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RE: two questions

> 1)I've got my laptop (compaq Presario 700) running debian 
> stable (thanks
> to everyone who put up on the web some information about ACPI 
> and other
> issues with this laptop). Now I would need something with which I can
> autodect the network (if present) I'm connected to amongst a few
> possibilities (just two + the home-no nets situation for me). 
> I remember
> that some time ago someone passed this information on the list, but I
> can't quite recall it anymore. And in fact there are probably more
> advanced tools on the web now.

Can't remember. Maybe apt-cache search with well-chosen keywords could do?

> 2)The second issue is not strictly laptop related, but here 
> it is. I was
> planning to watch DVDs with my laptop using the S-Video. 
> However, I tried
> (with videolan) to put a cd on, and it complained about the device. In
> fact, I checked the settings, and if I select dvd, it looks 
> for a device
> /dev/dvd which I don't have. Do I have to change the settings 
> so that it
> looks for /dev/cdrom either it's playing a dvd or a vcd (what 
> is it by the
> way? Is it a video-cd?)

ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd should do :-)


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