[oclug] Dibian woody issues
je_linux at kronos.honk.org
Fri Aug 23 09:41:57 EDT 2002
On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Ben Hall wrote:
> Comments in-line
> On Fri, 23 Aug 2002 01:10:16 -0400 (EDT)
> Jon Earle <je_linux at kronos.honk.org> wrote:
> > Hey folks,
> > 1. DHCP works, but it messes the resolve.conf file. It's throw a
> > '\000' at the end of the 'search <domainname>' line, which prevents
> > lookups such as "nslookup www" from happening. If you edit
> > /etc/dhclient-script, search for the make_resolv_conf() function, and
> > change the first line to:
> > echo -e "search $new_domain_name" >/etc/resolv.conf
> Odd, I have used DHCP for many months now and have never seen this. Is
> it possible that this bogus data is coming from the DHCP server?
Dunno... will check into it. If it were bogus data though, then it should
be included in the resolve.conf search line even with the quotes. That is
what makes me suspect a bug in dhclient.
> > 2. Anti-aliasing on my TNT2 doesn't work - I lose my TT fonts and
> > things go awry. Delete ~/.kde*, reload and things should be fine
> > until you select anti-aliasing again.
> The file that sets up AA fonts is: /etc/X11/XftConfig. If I recall, the
> Debian default doesn't set much up for you. I looked around on the web
> and found some example files that did a better job for me. I can mail
> it to you if you'd like, or post it here if it'd be useful to anyone
Sure - you can email it to me. Appreciate it.
> Also, be careful of a tool called defoma. It's supposed to manage
> Debian's fonts automagically, but it managed to disable all gtk2.0 apps
> on me at one point by deleting some file used by Pango. It could have
> been something I did (like pulling sources from woody, sarge, sid and
> experimental. ;) but a little caution couldn't hurt...
So, what is defoma for? I thought FreeType was supposed to manage all the
fonts, or maybe that's just the TT fonts. There's that xfs server - isn't
that managing my fonts?
> > 3. Printing. I have access to a networked Xerox Postscript printer
> > (DocuPrint N24). Very simply, how and what print system/mechanism do
> > I use to get this working? I'm grow weary of searching for and
> > reading many tomes to perform one little task I won't be repeating
> > anytime soon. Don't need fancy features other than postscript and
> > duplexing - just looking for a brain-dead simple way to print. Don't
> > care or want to know about features of one print system over another -
> > I just need to print.
> Try CUPS. It's great. The config is done through a web browser at
> http://localhost:631. I checked, they have several Xerox PS printers,
> one is an N17 which has duplex options when you click configure after
> adding it. CUPS is brain-dead simple, it allows you to print, and it
> gives you nice options like n-up and good colour support if you want to
> look into that later. KDE also handles CUPS very well, nice easy to
> use setup.
I went to that local page, and found in it:
"The CUPS distribution only provides sample drivers for HP and EPSON
printers. If you need drivers for other printers, or want commercial-
quality printer drivers, please visit our ESP Print Pro page for
information on our commercial printing solutions. ESP Print Pro supports
thousands of printers and includes graphical interfaces to CUPS."
So, it appears I don't have access to Xerox drivers unless I want to shell
out. Where did you find the xerox drivers you referred to?
> > 4. My installation came with a Konqueror that can't access SSL enable
> > websites. My colleague who installed off the same CDs has Konqueror
> > that can. What went wrong - our installations were much the same?
> > How do I fix?
> I believe what you need to add is this package: kdelibs3-crypto
I added that... no diff. The error from View->Security is "SSL support is
not available in this build of KDE".
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