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RE: Newbie apt-get question


Thanks for the info on the kernel, still learning all this stuff!  2.2 seems
to be working fine.

XFree86 version number says 11 but the vendor release number says 3360.

And it looks like I am running xdm, not gdm so the log file I am looking at
should be correct.  Since you mentioned gnome, I might as well throw in
another question.  I have tried to pull down kde using "apt-get install kde"
but it fails.  Is that the correct syntax?  It says there is a dependency
error with konsole or konsole3 so I try to install those and they fail.

Sorry for all of the simple questions and thanks again for your help!!

Barry deFreese
NTS Technology Services Manager
Nike Team Sports

"Technology doesn't make you less stupid; it just makes you stupid faster."
Jerry Gregoire - Former CIO at Dell

-----Original Message-----
From: Wilhelm *Rafial* Fitzpatrick [mailto:rafial@well.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 1:26 PM
To: deFreese, Barry
Cc: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
Subject: RE: Newbie apt-get question

At 1:09 PM -0700 7/30/02, deFreese, Barry wrote:
>Thanks for the tip. /etc/debian_version does say 3.0 but the kernel is
>2.2.19, is that correct?  I thought they were using 2.4 now??

kernel version is independent of distribution version.  You can run 
Debian 3.0 on top of either a 2.2 or a 2.4 kernel.  If your 2.2 
kernel is supporting all your hardware, no need to mess with it.

>Also, the dpkg output says xfree86-common 4.1.0-16 but I don't get a
>xfree86.log.0 in /var/log and the xdm.log still shows 3.3.6.  Any clue

Okay, try this: open a terminal window under X and run:

xdpyinfo | more

and look for the XFree86 version number.

Also, you might running gdm instead of xdm?  Are you using the gnome 
desktop? Do:

ps ax | grep xdm


ps ax | grep gdm

If you are running gdm, your logs are in /var/log/gdm

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