[lug] debian

Neil Doane caine at antediluvian.org
Thu Sep 18 16:17:21 MDT 2003

Just FYI, there is a weath of volunteer irc help on #debian on freenode.net.


* Hugh Brown (hugh at math.byu.edu), on [09-18-03 14:42], wrote:
> I'm beginning to play with debian and haven't had a whole lot of luck.
> I did a net install with the floppies and got woody installed. 
> Unfortunately, it doesn't know what to do with my video card (Nvidia Ge
> Force 2 Go) nor my wireless card.  
> I tried dselect'ing a 2.4 kernel but every time I boot into it, the
> system won't respond to keyboard input.
> I added testing to my sources.list and did a dist-upgrade.  Booting into
> the 2.4 kernel still got my to a system that wouldn't respond to
> keyboard input.
> So, my question is this:  what's the best way to get Debian installed
> with a 2.4 kernel and a recent version of Xfree86 (the laptop is working
> fine with Redhat 9 w/o the NVIDIA drivers).
> I've gone lightly over some of the debian documentation but haven't had
> much luck with it.  What should I be reading to get myself more familiar
> with Debian?
> Hugh
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