Linked by Clinton De Young on Sun 27th Oct 2002 18:15 UTC
Debian and its clones After reading many of the posts regarding the recent OSNews story, "An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0", I thought this article may be useful to those who would like to try Debian, but are a little intimidated by its installer. Several of the posts to the above mentioned story indicated that Debian's installer was a huge hurtle for many people, who would otherwise like to try it. I have found Debian to be the most useful flavor of Linux, so I wanted to write an easy, though somewhat long, walkthrough in the hopes of allowing a wider audience to experience first hand this stable and unique Linux distribution.
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XDM and keyboard setup
by Alexis Li on Mon 28th Oct 2002 12:46 UTC

Re: xdm, those who run Gnome or KDE will want gdm or kdm instead, respectively. AFAIK these provide at least the same functionality and are much prettier. Which is worth something.

Clinton, please would you add a note in the X setup to the effect of "the keyboard layout for the UK is 'gb', not 'uk' (which is the Ukraine)". Otherwise, people start X and can't find |, @ or even ". Let alone ~.

Thanks for writing this.