Re: debian LS1: running X windows
- --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "Sasha" <sashapost@y...>
> I have a couple of questions. If I run VNC server fromYea, I forgot about that problem and have been shamefully running
> the root account everything works fine. [...] However if I start
> VNC server as a regular user, then I cannot open xterm and rxvt.
> I guess something is screwed up with permissions in /dev/pts/
vnc as root. I just asked the question to www.linuxquestions.org,
maybe someone else has an idea.
> I have a simpler question. Originally, I upgraded theAhh, I just downgraded to "testing" recently. What you do is
> 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>" ?
add/edit the /etc/preferences file to have some "pinning" entries.
This assigns priorities to which distribution you would prefer.
Here is mine:
Pin: release a=testing
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin: release a=stable
Pin: release a=experimental
The "Pin-Priority" of 1001 puts a definite priority on "testing".
I was previously at "unstable" but had accidently
installed/upgraded some packages from "experimental" the "-1"
demands removal of "experimemental". Anyway, I then did an "apt-get
dist-upgrade" and it cleanly downgraded me to "testing" leaving
packages from "unstable" and "stable" only if they don't conflict
with anything from testing or with each other. The result was that
my LS booted on its own and life is good again.
This is why I've grown to like Debian. I've been able to solve all
kinds of configuration problems by simply learning how to use and
applying some advanced feature of their packaging system.