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    Debian-user archive goodies
    Submitted by Brad on Sunday, November 19, 2000 – 09:09
    Every once in a while, someone will post something useful to the debian-user mailing list. So why not go read about TrueType fonts in X4 or Writing a sources.list line. Or read the discussions on Editors, Wildcard Renaming of Files, or X for Windows. And this is just from the past week!

    New French irc channel
    Submitted by Zippo on Saturday, November 18, 2000 – 22:15
    There is a new French irc channel on irc.openproject.net. : #debian-france.
    Dedicated to the French speaking Debian users.

    If there are many country specific Debian channels perhaps we could setup an IRC section with details about them?

    Article: Quickstart guide to kernel-package
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, November 18, 2000 – 21:02
    One of the things that drew me to and kept me loving Debian was the kernel-package tools so I decided to write a quick article to increase awareness of this wonderful unique tool and to give you a quick intro into its basic usage. The article can be read here. Enjoy.

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    Debian Planet has forums!
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, November 18, 2000 – 19:42
    Debian Planet now has forums by popular demand, they can be accessed from the box on the left. At the moment there is only a smalll number of forums. If you have any ideas for other forums either post a comment below or contact us by email.

    By the pricking of my thumbs….
    Submitted by scav on Friday, November 17, 2000 – 15:26
    … something wicked happened resolving ftp.uk.debian.org/ftp

    Not exactly Shakespeare, but equally confusing! I get the “something wicked” message now and again during apt-get. I can usually ping and
    even ftp to a site when this happens, but no apt-get.

    Last time, it went away after I re-booted but that might be a
    coincidence. Anyone know what exact sort of wickedness I
    should be cleansing from my Debian system when this happens?

    rob: i’ve had this at times, anyone help us with this wicked problem?


    About questions posted to Ask Debianplanet
    Submitted by ressu on Thursday, November 16, 2000 – 20:14
    So far we have had many good questions as many bad ones.. i’ve tried to keep myself from posting hardware related questions, as many other generic questions.
    we might put up a forum for more specific questions, but before that, try to keep the questions as debian related, not linux problems.

    Reasons for chosing debian over redhat ?
    Submitted by bowa on Thursday, November 16, 2000 – 20:06
    At school we will start getting classes of ‘linux’ this year, but our teacher is planning on teaching Redhat 6.2 (luckily he didnt choose 7). Can anyone point me to an article that will convice him chosing debian instead of rh ? Or can you give me some well motivated reasons ?
    ressu: good question.. anyone?

    Debian wins Web Techniques Readers’ Choice Infrastructure Award
    Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 16, 2000 – 18:49
    I just noticed over at Web Techniques they have nannounced their 2000 Web Tool Awards. Debian won Readers’ Choice for Infrastructure, Apache got Editor’s Choice. The Gimp got honorable mention for Design, and PHP 4 got an honorable mention for Programming.

    Potato on ABit BP6?
    Submitted by Rille on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 – 20:09
    Does anyone have any tips on how to install Potato on an Abit BP6 motherboard? The boot-floppy with ATA/66 support hangs shorlty after detecting my hds (an IBM 14GB and a Quantum 20GB IIRC). I’m using the “RU” BIOS which works great with Win2K.
    BTW, is there some way to specify the ATA/66-enabled kernel when booting from the CD? I hate generating boot-floppies 😉


    Debian 2.2r2 probably due in 10 days
    Submitted by xerxes on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 – 19:47
    As stated in the official announcement of 2.2r1″ Debian 2.2r2 is probably due within 10 days : “The Debian team is currently working on several security issues and other bug fixes are pending. A 2.2r2 release is expected within the next 10 days to address these issues. It is recommended that people wishing to install these updates or create CD images wait until the release of version 2.2r2 to do so.” The debian-cd team in reaction have stated that there (probably) wont be a cdimage of 2.2r1 because of this, and that people should wait for 2.2r2: “Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 revision 1 has been released. At this moment, it is uncertain if updated CD images will be produced, since revision 2 might also be released very soon. We hope to have more definite information in a few days. “


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