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RE: Redhat to Debian conversion

I am not sure if we are on the same page.
The apt is installed and working - but I can't get any further then that.

here is one of my problems:

Fatal server error:
no screens found

This happents when I try to start startx


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lucas Albers [mailto:albersl@cs.montana.edu]
> Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2003 11:55 PM
> To: Gruessle
> Cc: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Redhat to Debian conversion
> Debian is harder to setup then redhat.
> I've used both.
> Just stay with redhat, you'll really appreciate debian after you've been
> doing things for awhile. At first the Debian way will seem stupid.
> Then some day you'll go aha, I see why they do it this way.
> I think Debian rocks, but the hard part for me is not installing, it's
> maintaining my existing farm of machines.
> Read the howto installation documentation for installation.
> Just select the default choices for everything on the Debian install.
> The hardest part for debian is getting it to guess the network card.
> Once you have that done, you are home free.
> Once you get apt going you have pay-back.
> If you are really having problems try installing libranet, it uses the
> debian archives, so you can upgrade to debian, but it is designed to
> auto-detect and configure everything for a desktop.
> Libranet is 100% package compatible with debian.)
> (Ok, ignore the exceptions, you know what I am talking about.)
> Wish I could figure out how to install discover within the installer, so I
> don't have the pry the case open to see what network card it has.
> >
> > I am new to Linux and for 2 1/2 days I been trying to install Debian.
> > Well I have the very basics installed but that is really all I got.
> >
> > Now I have Redhat and that is easy to install.
> > Somewhere I read that it is posible to convert a Redhat install to Debian.
> >
> > I am wondering if that is maybe easyer then installing Debian.
> >
> > And what are the good and bad points.
> >
> >
> >
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