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Re: [vox] like having a new computer :)

On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 01:39:46PM -0800, William Kendrick wrote:
> Oh, I've been using Debian for over a year now, actually.
> (On my machine at work.  And my latest reincarnated box, a P133, had
> Debian installed on it about 6 months ago.  I'm just finally switching my
> _PERSONAL_ box :) )

Excellent!  There's a big difference between "good/good enough/best for
XYZ purpose" and "I use it personally every day".

> edited my /etc/apt/sources.list to point to the Debian HTTP servers instead
> of the CDROM drive, and ran dselect.

I think that is awesome.  I usually do installs using a boot cd then go
directly to the network (I have broadband connections).  In fact, now that
I think about it, I've never done a CD install.  Debian (http) == Cool.

Eat your heart out RootHat.

> All seems well... :)  Now, I might have issues with USB (2.2 kernel) and
> my Voodoo video card (XFree 3.x), but I'm thinking at this point I can either
> jerry-rig off of unstable (Woody) or just wait until Woody becomes stable.

take a look at: http://www.fs.tum.de/~bunk/kernel-24.html     

and add them to your apt-sources...  2.4 series binaries for your potato
release.  The rough-and-ready amoung you can upgrade just modutils, which
is the big show-stopper if you want a 2.4 kernel.

> Hahahahahaha!  Maybe they could set it up where you could do morse-code
> using the Reset button (if it isn't already worn out from using Windows
> to begin with ;) )

Reset button?  What's that?
  6:15pm  up 322 days,  1:21,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
  6:24pm  up 322 days,  1:43,  2 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
  6:02pm  up 265 days, 14:32,  1 user,  load average: 0.03, 0.02, 0.00
  6:03pm  up 265 days, 13:27,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
  6:22pm  up 237 days, 14:52,  3 users,  load average: 0.13, 0.09, 0.04
  6:20pm  up 162 days,  8:41,  3 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
  6:24pm  up 117 days,  7:44,  1 user,  load average: 0.21, 0.22, 0.23
  6:24pm  up 103 days,  3:12,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
  6:24pm  up 54 days, 10:09,  1 user,  load average: 0.75, 0.72, 0.95

(you can tell which machines are matched pairs, and which are running
ntp, and no this isn't "all of them").

> > > * wish me luck :)  I made lots of extra copies of receipts and such,
> > >   in case they 'lose it' :)
> > 
> > rsync is your friend.
> I was talking about my mail-in rebate forms. ;)  But thanks.
> (rsync'd his homedir back over night... seamless.  Yum!)

heh.  brain saw paranoia related to "copies" and assumed computer stuff.
Wonder what Freud would say.

BTW... those linuxcare bbc cds support most common pci network cards and
have rsync on them.  Very quick and efficient backup restoral for the
networked home.

Ted Deppner
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