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Kenny Hitt kennyhitt at
Thu Dec 19 17:54:27 EST 2002

Hi.  You use apt-get to install packages in Debian.  If you want to look
through the available packages, you might want to try aptitude.  If you
want to install Debian's recommended packages to do a certain task, you
use tasksel.
I use dhclient for DHCP.

If you configured the keyboard during your Debian install, Debian is
loading a different keymap from the speakup one.  That would explain why
your navigation keys are sending garbage to the screen and not working.
Either you can tell Debian to use the Kernel keymap, or replace the
keymap it's loading with a speakup one.


On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 04:39:49PM -0500, kaare wrote:
> hi folks just finished a new debian install of linux with speakup and need to now add a few things. with the old slackware I was used to things like running netconfig or enhancing it with dhcpcd. Questions from here are which program would you run to add packages in debian and which dhcp client is used I'm not quite getting on the net yet. 
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Also it seems that using the navigation keys for speakup leave strange characters on the screen and do not always perform. any suggestions?

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