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  1. MEPIS Issues

    Hi all. I just installed MEPIS, which is an excellent OS. However, I have
    some questions about various minor issues.

    1) serial_cs does not seem to be available for the 2.6 kernel. How can I
    fix this? compile my own kernel?

    2) "Display Power Control" does not show up in KDE Control center. The
    durn LCD display is *always* on! This has wokred fine in the Red
    Hat/Fedora distros I am more used to. What am I missing?

    3) Fonts are a little "weird". Installing some semi-standard TTF fonts
    (Arial, for example) and the fonts are not displayed quite like they are
    in the RH/FC distros I am used to. Arial (just sticking with my example)
    is real small, for lack of better description.

    4) Fonts in Firefox. I can't seem to change my configuration of font in
    Firefox. All the other options change and stay changed, but font details
    don't! Weird!

    5) I can't for the life of me get root to connect to the local X server
    when I "su -" in a terminal. "xhost +" doesn't work, exoprt
    DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 doesn't work. The only thing that works is "sudo
    command" but sometimes that is inconvienient. Any ideas on that one?

    6) I am (as I seem to keep saying) much much much more familiar with the
    "Red Hat" way of doing things. What are MEPIS/Deb equivalents to
    "system-config-xxx" and "chkconfig" and "rpm" and "system xxx" and how do
    those equivalents work? System tools! What are MEPIS/Deb system
    utils/tools?

    Probably some other minor issues. MEPIS kicks ass, by the way. Waay
    better (for me, at least) than Fedora Core X, on the whole, for several
    reasons.

    --
    JDS | jeffrey@example.invalid
    | http://www.newtnotes.com
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  2. Re: MEPIS Issues

    JDS wrote:
    > Hi all. I just installed MEPIS, which is an excellent OS. However, I have
    > some questions about various minor issues.
    >
    > 1) serial_cs does not seem to be available for the 2.6 kernel. How can I
    > fix this? compile my own kernel?
    >
    > 2) "Display Power Control" does not show up in KDE Control center. The
    > durn LCD display is *always* on! This has wokred fine in the Red
    > Hat/Fedora distros I am more used to. What am I missing?
    >
    > 3) Fonts are a little "weird". Installing some semi-standard TTF fonts
    > (Arial, for example) and the fonts are not displayed quite like they are
    > in the RH/FC distros I am used to. Arial (just sticking with my example)
    > is real small, for lack of better description.
    >
    > 4) Fonts in Firefox. I can't seem to change my configuration of font in
    > Firefox. All the other options change and stay changed, but font details
    > don't! Weird!
    >
    > 5) I can't for the life of me get root to connect to the local X server
    > when I "su -" in a terminal. "xhost +" doesn't work, exoprt
    > DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 doesn't work. The only thing that works is "sudo
    > command" but sometimes that is inconvienient. Any ideas on that one?
    >
    > 6) I am (as I seem to keep saying) much much much more familiar with the
    > "Red Hat" way of doing things. What are MEPIS/Deb equivalents to
    > "system-config-xxx" and "chkconfig" and "rpm" and "system xxx" and how do
    > those equivalents work? System tools! What are MEPIS/Deb system
    > utils/tools?
    >
    > Probably some other minor issues. MEPIS kicks ass, by the way. Waay
    > better (for me, at least) than Fedora Core X, on the whole, for several
    > reasons.
    >

    Maybe they can help here.

    http://www.mepislovers.org/modules/newbb/

    William

  3. Re: MEPIS Issues

    JDS wrote in :

    > Hi all. I just installed MEPIS, which is an excellent OS. However, I have
    > some questions about various minor issues.
    >
    > 1) serial_cs does not seem to be available for the 2.6 kernel. How can I
    > fix this? compile my own kernel?


    Yes. Check it hasn't been compiled in first. What are you doing to try and
    use it?
    >
    > 2) "Display Power Control" does not show up in KDE Control center. The
    > durn LCD display is *always* on! This has wokred fine in the Red
    > Hat/Fedora distros I am more used to. What am I missing?


    It's a tab in the "display" section under peripherals. If it's not there,
    there should be some message as to why - perhaps it's an X extension you
    have to enable.
    >
    > 3) Fonts are a little "weird". Installing some semi-standard TTF fonts
    > (Arial, for example) and the fonts are not displayed quite like they are
    > in the RH/FC distros I am used to. Arial (just sticking with my example)
    > is real small, for lack of better description.


    Could be a different version of freetype, you could try updating that. Also
    they may have disabled the patent violating parts, so you might need to
    build your own to get effective font rendering.
    >
    > 5) I can't for the life of me get root to connect to the local X server
    > when I "su -" in a terminal. "xhost +" doesn't work, exoprt
    > DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 doesn't work. The only thing that works is "sudo
    > command" but sometimes that is inconvienient. Any ideas on that one?


    Try xhost +localhost (or just + but that's insecure) before you su, then
    export DISPLAY=:0 afterwards, that ought to work. If not I can't really
    help.
    >
    > 6) I am (as I seem to keep saying) much much much more familiar with the
    > "Red Hat" way of doing things. What are MEPIS/Deb equivalents to
    > "system-config-xxx" and "chkconfig" and "rpm" and "system xxx" and how do
    > those equivalents work? System tools! What are MEPIS/Deb system
    > utils/tools?


    dpkg-* are the direct equivalents to rpm, but if you're installing software
    you'll generally use apt-get. I don't know what the others do.


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