FAQs
Is my newly-installed system compatible with Debian repositories?
Yes. That is the objective of this project. Once you complete the installation, you now have a Debian proper system.


What version of Debian is Debian Pure based on?
Debian Pure uses packages from the stable branch (Sarge) with the plug-ins coming from unofficial sources.


Is it possible to upgrade to the Testing or Unstable branch of Debian?
Yes. You will need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Remove the line which points to security updates and change anywhere
where it says "stable" to "testing" or "unstable". Now open a root terminal and issue
apt-get update followed by apt-get
dist-upgrade.


Is it possible to install Kde if I installed Gnome originally?
Yes. If you have Kde installed and want to install Gnome, open a root terminal and issue apt-get install gnome. The reverse is
also true. If you wish to install kde, issue
apt-get install kde.


What architectures are supported?
Currently, only the x86 architecture is supported.


Will this system work with a laptop?
Although it is possible to install on a laptop, the included packages are designed for desktops only.


My display does not work properly?
There are 3 ways to get your display working properly. They are as follows:

1. Reconfigure your hardware settings. This is accomplished by logging in as the root user and issuing
dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xfree86
.

2. Install the xdebconfigurator by logging in as the root user and issuing
apt-get install xdebconfigurator. Then issue the
command
xdebconfigurator followed by dexconf. Reboot.

3. Copy the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file from a live system such as Knoppix or Mepis to your new Debian system.


My sound is not working properly?
Confirm the alsa or the alsa-base package is installed by logging in as the root user and issuing apt-get install alsa. Issue
alsaconf.


How do I use a wireless network card?
The CD comes with the packages necessary to allow wireless networking. The steps to setup wireless networking are as follows:

1. Place the CD containing the Windows driver.
2. Navigate to the directory containing the INF file.
3. Issue the command
ndiswrapper -i yourdriver.INF followed by ndiswrapper -m.
4. Edit /etc/network/interfaces using your favorite text editor and add the appropriate following lines:

For DHCP networks -

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wireless_essid yourrouterssid

(Replace the ssid above with your network setting)

For Static networks -

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
wireless_essid yourrouterssid
address 192.168.0.2
netmask 255.255.255.0
broadcast 192.168.0.255
gateway 192.168.0.1

(Replace the numbers and ssid above with your network settings)

7. Reboot


Where can I get more help?
Since this project installs a Debian proper system, any Debian help site or googling.             


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