[techtalk] Debian

Rachel Andrew lists at rachelandrew.co.uk
Fri Mar 9 00:41:38 EST 2001


I have just installed Debian from the basic CD, the basic install went 
fine, it configured itself to be able to get out through my gateway (I have 
an ISDN router) and I can browse the web with lynx and telnet, ftp etc.

Yet I can't install a window manager, I'd really like kde, but when I try 
and use apt-get it doesnt work. I'm sure I'm just doing something silly. I 
found kde.debian.net added the line of where the files were to sources.list 
but it doesnt seem to find anything to install.

Is there a newbie guide anywhere to using apt-get? Anyone using debian who 
could shove me in the right direction? I've always used redhat before, and 
my linux knowledge is really limited to apache and webserver type things, 
although I am happy to compile from source etc.

Rachel Andrew
i know there is strength in the differences between us and i know there is 
comfort where we overlap - ani difranco

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