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Re: Setting up Woody on Laptop

On Thu, 1 May 2003 09:10:47 -0700 (PDT)
Larry <doccpu@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Questions:
> 1) How to I get the man index installed?  I can do a
> man on a topic and see it, but if I do a "man -k
> topic", nothing is listed.  On the old Redhats, I'd
> run a "makewhatis" to finish the man install.  What do
> I do on Debian?

mandb. But first man mandb.

> 2) I'm having trouble getting Xwindows to run in
> anything but the lowest (320x240) mode.  Is xf86config
> the utitilty to set this up, or is there a smarter
> one?

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

> xf86cfg pops up a fine resolution, but doesn't seem to
> save it anywhere.

In dpkg-reconfigure you'll be prompted to save the new configuration.
Obviously you want to do so.

> 3) When I run locate, I get:
> locate: /var/lib/locate/locatedb: No such file or
> directory
> How do I fix this?


All the things you asked about are accomplished during a normal
installation. Did you do the whole thing?


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