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Debian vs Arch

Postby noMaster » 2010-02-06 06:22

Hello everybody! I'm newbie in Debian, at the moment I enjoy Arch Linux, and I have a question. Are there something like AUR (Arch Linux User-community Repository) for building packages from binaries? Problem is that is I could not find Linux kernel for my laptop support (asus 1000he). Are there something Debian repos or something else?
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Re: Debian vs Arch

Postby milomak » 2010-02-06 12:44

The Archwiki says the stock 2.6.29 kernel works just fine.

So add deb lenny-backports main contrib non-free to your /etc/apt/sources.list. Provides information regarding backports.

Then (if you are running 32-bit debian) aptitude update && aptitude -t lenny-backports install linux-image-2.6-686 linux-headers-2.6-686 to install the 2.6.30 kernel. reboot into the new kernel and hopefully all will be in order.

EDIT: craig's links far better advice
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Re: Debian vs Arch

Postby craigevil » 2010-02-06 12:46

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Re: Debian vs Arch

Postby noMaster » 2010-02-09 17:01

ok, I'll try, thank you :)
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