Re: X hell!!
> one open terminal window that gives me access to the command line.
> But I can't use any functions. When I try to open Eterm, Electric Eyes,
> etc., I get messages saying they are not included in the /bin/bash path. I
> apt-get update or install or install --fix-missing with no luck or else to
> receive messages that "404 isn't found."
If it's only some specific programs that you can't start then I'll bet that
they aren't actually installed on your system :-)
The apt-get won't work unless you have a running internet connection
because it tries to fetch the software from ftp.debian.org or unless you
defined a cdrom entry in /etc/apt/sources.list.
If you have Debian cdroms you should try apt-cdrom to add the necessary
entries to your apt-gets sources.list and then install the programs you
~$ apt-get update # to get the list
~$ apt-cache search term | less # to see which package it's in
~$ apt-get install eterm # to actually get and install it
The X11 software then is either in /usr/X11R6/bin or /usr/bin. Remember
that you cannot be sure that Eterm is really called Eterm and not eterm
or ETerm etc. Try
~$ dpkg -L eterm | less
to get a listing of files included in a debian package.
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- X hell!!
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