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    Now, Eco, you musn't blame yourself you know that. Linux and forums like this are about people helping each other. We are running unstable, we musn't forget that. (though see my new post here). I am turning into an update/upgrade phobic

    And so much of my updating and/or upgrading is done just dling packages at work and burning them to a cd to bring home because I am poor and on stinking miserable dialup. I throw the debs into my archive folder and run apt-get update and hope that something I want to install, I already have the packages there I went to install those KDE games last night, didn't have the what, 100 pkgs? it wanted and I saw a 3 hrs of downloading and went nooooooooooooo.

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    It's either premium cable TV or cable modem for me; can't afford both. Whichever you choose, it costs waaaay too much.

    OTOH, when CompuServe opened its doors to the Internet back in the mid 90's, it took me an hour to d/l a 1.44M floppy disk image on dialup. Now I can suck down a Knoppix ISO from a local mirror in a half hour.

    Oh, per my notes, installing that plastik package from KDELook.org on Knoppix required the installation of both "libqt3c102" and "kwin4", and installed it under the package name ""kde-themes-plastik".

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    It is neither for me, Eco. I got rid of my cable tv to the point where it is just "broadcast basic" in other words, up to channel 13.

    I toyed with the idea of signing up for a six month half price trial of cable, it would've been only 10US more a month than I pay for my dialup. But I figured the pain of going back to dialup after six months would be too much for me

    I just think back to when the only puter I had was a handmedown omnibook with like a 14.4 modem in it and AOL even said "you can't get on the internet with that". Oh, I did, yes I did

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    LOL,

    Oh man, Nish, you cracked me up! I remember when I was on dialup, my phone lines were so bad, that even though I had a 56k modem, I couldn't get speeds higher than 14.4k, and I was jealous of my friends regularly getting 42-50k out of their dialup. One friend of mine had an even worse phone line where he was able to get a measly 1.6k out of aol, and I saw it with my own two eyes. No matter what init strings we came up with, it just flat out couldn't crank out anything higher than that. Imagine downloading anything, much less a web page, and you'll be grateful for what you're getting now.

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    OK, don't flame me, but what's KANOTIX all about. I haven't had a chance to play that!

    TIA,
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    Hi A. Jorge Kanotix is another live CD based on knoppix. Very closely related, uses the same knoppix installer even. My reason to switch was Kano's fabulous scripts (some of which work on knoppix too) to "fix" it after a HD install. What pulled me in was the script to fetch and install the kernel source which made made installing things like (drumroll) lm-sensors possible for me. So many things I tried to install needed kernel source and all my attempts at getting source for knoppix and running were failures. So I bailed out and got Kanotix. It is also more "debian" then knoppix. Take it for a spin: http://kanotix.de/ his scripts: http://kanotix.com/files/. There are some there similar to klik for installing things to the live CD as well.

    Kano is still working with the 2.4.2X series, he does put out new releases pretty quickly (his May bughunter release came out around 4-23 )

    I am running bughunter 4 and have been very pleased. It also has acpi and alsa.

    How we get to kanotix here? I thought this was the munjoy thread? which I gotta try installing again today.

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    Just curious, why is it called bughunter? I've always used KNOPPIX to install debian. I suppose KANOTIX is easier to deal with on an hdinstall because its based on debian stable, right?

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    It's not based on stable. I believe similar mix of unstable and testing as with knoppix.

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    >>
    KANOTIX BUG HUNTER 05/2004 is out now (23.04.2004)! This time the complete distro is based on Debian/sid (even XFree) - optimal for HD Install! Most of the drivers have been updated and new hardware is supported like Tekram DC395. New Kernel 2.4.26 (has already XFS) with some patches. The latest Debian XFree 4.3.0-3 (bugfix release) is included.
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    Then what is meant by "Debian/sid"?

    TIA,
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    versioning convention of debian. They took those name from the film 'Toy Story'. Sid is unstable, Sarge is testing, Woody is stable. That is at the moment. When the finalize Sarge to be stable, Sid would become testing but I don't want would be called for the unstable branch.

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