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Re: New - Newbie apt-get question

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 09:42:32AM -0700, deFreese, Barry wrote:
> O.K. so I'm trying to keep this thread alive :-).
> When I run apt-get install kde, I keep getting messages that it fails to
> pull down some files and then it says:
> E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with
> --fix-missing?
> I have run apt-get update and it changes nothing.  I have looked through the
> man pages for apt-get and can find no reference to --fix-missing?  Any
> clues??

I had trouble with that for a while (different packages, but same
errors), and the solution was to switch to a different mirror.  I
think sometimes files get missed as mirrors update - so your "apt-get
update" has newer packages listed than are actually present on the

I've not seen it last for more than a few days at a time.

Is there any place one can find a sort of "debian tips and tricks"
list?  I've used Debian for years and never knew about goodness like
"apt-cache search" until I started reading this list.  Has someone
compiled a list of those really useful things that set Debian apart?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: masee@ephishmsee.com [mailto:masee@ephishmsee.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 9:16 AM
> To: deFreese, Barry
> Cc: 'Ole-Egil Hvitmyren'; debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: XF86Config-4 - Was: RE: Newbie apt-get question
> >>>>> "deFreese," == deFreese, Barry <Barry.deFreese@nike.com> writes:
>     deFreese,> Thanks for the replies all.  I changed the vertical
>     deFreese,> refresh range and now at least my "800x600" is now in
>     deFreese,> the right place on the screen but I still get a test
>     deFreese,> failed in the log for "1024x768".  Where can I put in
>     deFreese,> the config file, the amount of video memory??
> Section "Device"
>         Identifier      "ATI Rage Mobility M3"
>         Driver          "r128"
>         BusID           "PCI:0:16:0"
>         VideoRam        8192     <-- here.
>         Option          "UseFBDev"              "true"
> EndSection
>     deFreese,> One more question if you don't mind.  The entry
>     deFreese,> FontPath "unix/:7100" in the config file.  What does
>     deFreese,> that mean??
> That's the unix port for the local x font server.  If you have one,
> it'll be used, otherwise, it will fall back to the FontPaths after it.
> good luck!
> Marshal
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