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Re: Setting up Woody on Laptop


> 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 initialises or updates the man indexes.

> 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?
> xf86cfg pops up a fine resolution, but doesn't seem to
> save it anywhere.
xf86config does save it... but make sure that the X system
reads from the right one when it starts. Check at the
beginning of /var/log/Xfree86.0.log the path to the
config file.

> 3) When I run locate, I get:
> locate: /var/lib/locate/locatedb: No such file or
> directory
Call updatedb to initialise the database that locate uses.

Hope this helps you to get things working.

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