On Wed, 4 Jun 1997, Rick Morrison wrote:
> Just installed Debian 1.3. Am a UNIX newbie as well as a Debian newbie. It's up and running .... but ....
Great, a new user !
> 1. Can't TELNET in to the system running it. Sez 'connection refused'. Can't even telnet into itself! TCP/IP is up and running as I can TELNET out. Can ping it, etc...
try tcpdchk to check if your telnetd is available.
You can also browse /etc/inetd.conf by hand and search for telnet
/etc/host.deny should be empty on your default install. Or it contains
something like ALL:PARANOID
In that case try to comment it out.
> 2. Any suggestions as to steps for getting X up and running?
install the packages xbase, xfnt*, a window manager (fvwm?, afterstep,
..), an X server for your video card (one of xserver-*, chose
xserver-vga16 if you don't know which to chose).
Hint : read the help page for dselect.
You have to know that / performs a search through the 1000 packages.
Then dselect will try to guide you. Try to be clever and tell us the results.
You should be able to have it running without much difficulties. ( If the
distribution is well done, and I hope it).
At this point you probably have a minimal, ugly X (few colors, low res...).
Get your video card and monitor handbook,
run xf86config and (try to) answer the questions it asks.
It will recommend you a server. If you don't have it already, install it.
(xserver-svga in my case ).
> Thanks ... sorry for the bandwith waste.
The list is here exactly for that.
Always try to get the answer in a FAQ, an HOWTO (in /usr/doc )
a manpage ( 'man name_of_prog' or 'man -k topic' ), on the web...
But if you don't find by yourself probably someone else can help. Just ask.
> Rick Morrison
> Wayne State University
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