Re: a newbie's question
you can get potato images from
(thanks for anthony wong for providing this link ^_^)
> Thank you for your reply!
> In fact, I don't really understand what you mean about the
> /etc/apt/sources.list thingy *grin*, but I'll do my research on it.
> Besides, I need to set the ethernet right up first. (I'm not using PPP, I
> connect to internet thru another gateway)
> It seems that they've changed a lot on network configuration, where shall
> I look for the lastest information about the network setup? The How-to
> seems to be pretty outdated about it, at least in Debian's potato
> I think I shall try potato, however, even I'm using broadband internet
> connection, my crappy Cute-FTP in M$Windows always hang up while
> downloading whole directory of potato, and ISO image of potato is not
> Anyone would tell me how to use Linux(RedHat)'s FTP to download the
> distribution while keeping the whole directory structure like cute-ftp
> does? I think Linux will not hang me up. :)
> Thank you!
> On Tue, 28 Dec 1999, Anthony Fok wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 01:42:51AM +0800, Dragon wrote:
> > > First I can't configure the X to recognize my Matrox G200, all I can
> > > is VGA16(other mode simple failed), which is untolerable. Redhat
> > > automatically recognize my G200.
> > You are using Debian 2.1, aren't you? :-) The XFree86 in Debian 2.1
> > (Slink) is severely outdated. Fortunately, there is a XFree86 3.3.4
> > built for slink. Add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
> > deb http://samosa.debian.org/%7Ebranden/ slink/
> > and I am sure you know how to do the rest of the magic with dselect and
> > apt-get. For more information about X on Debian, see
> > "http://www.debian.org/~branden/xsf.html".
> > > Second, I am using 3Com's 3c905c, and in 3Com's website there is a
> > > source for Linux, that's great. However, after I created the modules
> > > 3c90x.o and put it in the right directory, add a line 'alias eth0
> > > in /etc/conf.modules. The network simply not responding no matter how
> > > tried, even I set the right IP/mask/gateway. I do the same with Redhat
> > > it works.
> > I am not sure which version of modutils you're using. In the latest
> > potato, /etc/conf.modules has been renamed to /etc/modules.conf (when?
> > don't know. I just noticed the change.) Also, on potato, you do NOT
> > /etc/conf.modules or /etc/modules.conf directly, but rather, you edit
> > files in /etc/modutils/. Don't know if it applies though.
> > You might be able to find more help on the debian-users mailing list or
> > the #debian channel on irc.debian.org.
> > Hope this helps,
> > Anthony
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