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Re: discovering debian ...

On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 10:25:05PM +0100, oxy wrote:
> >
> > Without knowing your skill level, the respondent could only guess at how
> > much you know and how specific he needed to be, so he may have assumed
> > you were a newbie who wasn't actually asking what you meant to ask.
> Ok, the fact is that i do not have the command `man` in my system
> (2.6.18.dfsg.1-17etch1).
> `locate man | grep '/man'$`    gives only the man dirs.

have you tried using the command 'man'?

> `locate apropos`  and  `locate whatis` give nothing.

I normally use 'man -k' instead of apropos

Also note that there are other man pages front-ends, such as konqueror,
nautilus (use the "man:" protocol) and emacs.

> I just found it strange, as well as the incapability to set xterm font size.
> Im still open for suggestions ... and this is my first contact to
> debian and gnome.

xterm is not gnome. Maybe the font is set to a core (non-xft) font? 

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