2010/4/14 Nicholas Chase <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Thanks for your answer, Gunther. I'm still new, could you (or anyone for
> that matter) please make that a bit more user friendly? I understand that
> I'll have to "hold some packages", but I don't know how to do that. I've
> tried editing the /etc/apt/sources.list before and it failed probably
> because I didn't hold those packages. I run
> $ cat /etc/apt/preferences
You should take a look at http://wiki.debian.org/Aptitude an try to
understand how debian upgrading works.
I guess issuing
> and it says "no file found". How do I hold packages? Where can I find this
> in the documentation?
$ man preferences
at a terminal could give you some indication too
That's great! No problem at all.
> Thanks for your patience. This computer is my
> Grandma's old computer that I rescued from an early grave with Debian, and
> I'm hoping to keep it as up-to-date as possible as long as possible.
For the screen area you could try
> I'm still hoping to find a way to adjust the monitor. It's really crooked
> and doesn't use all the screen area. Any Ideas, anyone?
but sometimes I have to boot into MacOS 9 to fix monitor geometry
before booting into linux. I managed to install MacOS 9 in a 256MB
pendrive justo to fix sound and monitor geometry by the way.
> Nicholas Chase
Curitiba - Paraná - Brasil
"...agora, só nos sobrou o futuro...", visto em www.manuchao.net
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