[clug-talk] deb questions

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Wed May 24 23:27:13 PDT 2006


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Mitchell Brown wrote:
> Hi, I've been using Kanotix lately, and I'm used to RH systems (PCLinuxOS
> (Mandriva), SuSE, etc). Here's a little list of querks I've come up with
> hoping you guys can help me with
> 
> 
>   - I've discovered the Debian equivelant of chkconfig is update-rc.d,
>   but

Actually this is not the case.  Update-rc.d only deals with setting up
the startup scripts to run at boot time (well technically scripts can be
run in any runlevel, but I am guessing that you do not know much about
init yet... man init if you are curious, )


>      - When I try to do update-rc.d vsftpd start,
>         - And connect to localhost,

Likely what you are looking for is something like:
/etc/init.d/vsftpd start

>         - Connection refused
>         - How do I do a restart command with it?
>      - How do I make something autostart on boot with it?
>   - Where do I get screensavers?!

Check your repository.  I have no idea what Kanotix uses, but likely it
has aptitude which can be run from the command line.
aptitude search screensaver
aptitude install <package name>

If you are only used to RH and derivatives, then anything Debian will
seem a little strange.  Debian.org and tldp.org are good sources of
info.  The following link is a pretty thorough walk through of a guy
setting up his Debian Sarge box as a workstation:
http://thegoldenear.org/toolbox/unices/desktop-system-setup-debian-sarge.html
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