debian 4.0 questions

Gregory Nowak greg at
Fri Aug 10 22:32:25 EDT 2007

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Be aware though that debian 4.0 etch doesn't come with orca, and that
it doesn't have a version of gnome new enough to run orca on. If you
want to try out orca today under debian, and don't want to have to
compile gnome from source, you'll need to switch to debian unstable
sid, according to the conversation Kenny and I have had on here last
week or so.


On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 06:16:16PM -0500, John Heim wrote:
> You shouldn't have gotten a GUI if you unselected the desktop applications. 
> But, well, that's done. It's not so bad because it will make it way easier 
> for you to try orca someday.
> To disable it, you need to remove a symlink.
> # rm /etc/rc2.d/S21gdm
> Man, do I ever have that command memorized. I suspect debian puts that 
> symlink in there to drive blind people crazy. Seriously, I'm not sure why 
> that symlink is there. I would think if you say you want the desktop apps, 
> then they'd set the default run level to 5 instead of loading gdm for run 
> level 2.
> You can start gdm any time by typing:
> # /etc/init.d/gdm start

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