got my woody working, wanted to upgrade, already ruined my system
so hi, its me the debian noob again, already breaking my oath to not bug
you folks too much with my issues, but oh well, i'd appreciate some help
they said that the stable debian might be a little outdated and i didnt
listen. but they were right! it installed well, it was stable, but it
was outdated. and me, being the kind of guy that will spend the extra
$10,000 for a car that is brand spankin new, wanted to upgrade
everything. so i installed kde 3.1 off of the kde mirror, tried to get
superkaramba installed, i went absolutely nuts, starting uninstalling
stuff, installing new stuff, trying to upgrade stuff like mad, i became
lost in something that wasnt rpm hell, it was more like "i have too much
power with my software now and i dont know how to control myself" or
"with great power comes great responsibility but i learn everything the
hard way" hell. i completely lost kde and couldnt get it back on, as
far as i can tell everything else works, i'm sure if i kept trying i
could figure out how to get it back on, but what i really want is a more
up to date system, so i started looking at the testing release sarge.
i downloaded two iso's for the testing net install, the isos on this
page http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/netinst/i386/, and the
netinst one wouldnt even boot, the businesscard one said it needed some
modules for my ethernet card not provided on the disc or something.
so my question is this: i want to download & install the testing cd set,
install it over my stable install, i'm not running a server or anything
just my desktop computer, am i likely to have stability or hardware
detection issues with the testing release?
would it be smarter to just go with the stable release and do an
"apt-get -t testing -u dist-upgrade" once i've specified a testing
mirror? or should i simply go with the stable release and learn to be
happy with that?
thanx for your help folks, i totally appreciate any help you can give me