3982debian LS1: running X windows
- Sep 1, 2005Hello all,
Thank you for your replays on installation of debian linux
on LS1. I've installed it and it runs fine. I've also
installed slimserver, X windows, VNC server, firefox, TeX,
ghostscript, xfig and they run reasonably fast. I am
very impressed. I could not belive that this little
underpowered box can do these things.
I have a couple of questions. If I run VNC server from
the root account everything works fine. But this is not
a good habit. However if I start VNC server as a regular
user, then I cannot open xterm and rxvt. (I can start some
small applications like xeyes.) I guess something
is screwed up with permissions in /dev/pts/ and for
some reason only one node /dev/pts/0 is created there.
I tried to manually create nodes in /dev/pts/ (as root)
but the kernel did not allow me to do this. I tried
"chmod 777 /dev/pts" but this did not help.
Probably there is a bug in kernel configuration.
I am using Japanese kernel from debian_2005_08_21_dist.tgz
Did anybody else had this problem? Any ideas how to fix
I have a simpler question. Originally, I upgraded the
system to the unstable debian distribution. Now I want to
"downgrade" to the stable distribution. I modified
the config file so that it refer to the stable distribution.
Whenever I install a new package I get a stable version.
However when I try "apt-get update", "apt-get upgrade",
or "apt-get dist-upgrade", it says that the system is
already up-to-date and does not reinstall any packages.
Can I go back to the stable version by typing
"apt-get <something>" ?
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