Re: XF86 question
"Paul F. Pearson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> That was it - my mouse was configured incorrectly. Now all I have to do
> 1) look into what window managers are available
Just about every window manager you can possibly imagine (and then
some) are packaged for Debian.
> 2) get rlogin, etc. installed
Do you really need rlogin? SSH (i.e. OpenSSH) is your friend.
> 3) look into Java
Woody is a lot better with respect to Java tools. If you need Sun's
proprietary Java, i think it's in incoming.debian.org, waiting to go
into non-free. But you should also look at GCJ and Kaffe, both of
which are packaged for Debian and work.
> 4) learn more about installing pacakages with Debian. My Linux on
> PCs experience is limited to Red Hat.
There's a lot of different layers to the Debian package management
system. It's kind of confusing at first. A very simple first
approximation would be to say that 'dpkg -i' is what you want to use
for installing individual .deb packages you download, and to use
'apt-get' for automatically fetching new packages from the 'net or
from a CD.
These questions are more suitable for debian-user, by the way.