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
> 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
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?
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> 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"
> 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!
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