debian installation

Gregory Nowak greg at
Sun Feb 12 16:45:08 EST 2006

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The up/down arrows move you from yes to no, and the tab moves you from
back to continue. Generally, if you here yes-no, then the last thing
you heard is the choice you're on now, (I.E. no in the yes-no
case). You can also press 5 on the numpad, which is the key for say
word in speakup, and it will tell you what you're currently on now
(I.E. you'll hear <no> if you're on no). This might also apply to back
and continue, but I don't remember if it actually does. These problems
have been for the most part taken care of by the hilight tracking
feature, so you shouldn't run into this very often.

To use/edit the previous command-line, just press the up-arrow at the
shell prompt. To edit that command line, use the left and right arrow
keys. Pressing backspace will delete the character prior to the one
you're on now. Typing a character or characters will insert it or them
to the left of the character on which you are on now.

As for java, there is a free java compiler called jgcc I think, and
there is most likely a java interpreter as well. When I had to use
java however, my preference was to download the non-free version from
Sun's site, and install and use that compiler and vm, and I don't know
if those are available as a debian package, or if you need to grab
them from Sun's site directly. Hth.


On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 09:04:04AM -0700, Ned wrote:
> for now i'll install the dns server since that's what we do at school, and 
> later on, after mastering the system, i will play with it any way i want.
> i forgot to ask couple of questions related to speakup itself:
> on the screen when grub bootloader is installed, the buttons are read by 
> speakup  as "go back yes" (the yes button), "go back no" (the no button), 
> and "yes no" (don't know that one); and also on the finishing installation 
> screen the "go back" and "continue" buttons are both read as "go back 
> continue"; how does one get around this problem in distinguishing which one 
> is which?
> and this must be linux question of which i should be ashamed, but anyway: 
> how do i edit a previously entered command line, that is, how do i insert or 
> delete from it other than appending it and deleting from its end?
> by-the-way, does java virtual machine as well as a java compiler come by 
> default in debian? i know that the gcc c/c++ compiler as well as perl 
> interpreter do. how wonderfull!!!
> many thanks good people!
> ned

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