[ale] Linux Distributions
james.sumners at gmail.com
Tue May 17 08:31:03 EDT 2005
1. There are many different web browsers out there. Which one are you
using and how did you install it? Is it up-to-date?
2. http://www.alsa-project.org/ maybe even
3. Don't run as root.
4. LPT scanner? USB scanner? Serial scanner?
5. Oops, the IVTV web site seems to have instructions --
6. I have never used it but I would assume that if the KDE sound
system is working properly then noteedit would as well. You might want
to check out http://noteedit.berlios.de/ and read their FAQ.
Those are actually six problems and none of them are really "Debian
problems." Debian is not a distribution for those that need their hand
held; that is what Red Hat, Mandrake, and SuSE are for. With Debian
you are going to thave to do some work.
On 5/17/05, ChangingLINKS.com <groups at changinglinks.com> wrote:
> On Monday May 16 2005 09:03, Robert L. Harris wrote:
> > What problems have you had with Debian? I may be able to help.
> 1. Unstable browser.
> The browser is extremely unstable and crashed dozens of times per day.
> For example, if I go to www.kitco.com/market and then try to go to another
> page, it will crash every time.
> 2. Reset mpu port to 300
> In Suse it is easy to use Yast2 to reset the mpu port (for the midi device to
> 300). I think the default may be 330. I don't even know the name of a program
> that can change that setting in Debian. I need to configure alsa to accept
> midi input.
> 3. Fix Gnutella
> I spend a lot of time as root, and do not want to switch to a separate user.
> Unfortunately, I have not been able to figure out how to 1. install Gnutella
> in my version of Debian correctly 2. Get it to run in a root environment. Of
> course Gnutella has an error message and will not run in root.
> 4. Get scanner working
> I cannot get the scanner to work whatsoever. It looks like I am installing it
> correctly, but . . .
> I have used the scanner before with Suse. It is a Epson 610U. If I remember
> correctly, I don't get an error for this problem at all.
> 5. Install IVTV driver
> I want to play the VCR into the computer and capture video. The scary thing
> about this problem is there are only a couple of people on the planet that
> seem to have gotten it to work and of those, none have claimed to do it in
> 6. Get noteedit to produce sound
> There is a program that allows me to compose music - and it seemed really cool
> for the little bit that I have used it. Unfortunately, after trying for a few
> hours, I could not get it to sound.
> Those are my four unsolvable problems with Debian. I'd be very grateful if I
> could reduce the list. I must admit that since I have moved to Debian I have
> experienced everything about Linux that M$ would claim would happen. On the
> other hand, overall, I am extremely happy with the customized version I have.
> I have had urges to move to Gentoo - but I keep reminding myself that there
> won't be much help there (because some people think you have to be 733T to
> use it and won't offer help). Besides, I have customized this system so much
> - that it's worth keeping. I'd love it and it would meet all of my needs if I
> could eliminate the items above. They are in order by priority.
> If YOU can help me, I can point you to a file to download that will get the
> system in *your* hands - that way you can try various solutions quickly.
> I can also provide "journals" of the solutions that have been previously
> Wishing you Happiness, Joy, and Laughter,
> Drew Brown
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