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Beginner's Guide to Debian Etch - Comments

Wednesday 11th April 2007

Categories: Guides, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

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1. Submitted by BillFromColorado, Thursday 12th April 2007

Excellent article. Very readable, very understandable, and well worth reading for anyone thinking about loading Debian Etch. Wish everyone writing about Linux could show how simple it really is.

2. Submitted by Anonymous, Friday 13th April 2007

"Disabling the speaker" ... what beeping noise? Is that in reference to the speaker beeping every time you use tab completion on the command line?

In that case, there's a much better way to fix it! Create a file called .inputrc in your home directory, and put this line therein:
set bell-style none

You may have to log out and back in (or close the terminal window and open a new one). There you go, no more beeping upon tab completion.

Nice article, by the way.

3. Submitted by Anonymous, Friday 13th April 2007

Good overview. You should note that package management should be performed using "aptitude" instead of "apt-get". Although apt-get still works well, aptitude has shown a better ability to resolve dependency, especially during system upgrades or if running testing/unstable.

4. Submitted by Hendar, Friday 24th August 2007

Dear Administrator

I'm a beginner's of Debian,
please help me...

Thank you,

5. Submitted by J, Monday 24th September 2007

thanks! nice guide.