After using Debian for a while I've decided on try Kubuntu 6.06.1 for a while. It's Debian based so I feel right at home using it. So far I like it. But here are a few things I had to do with it after I got it up.
1. Open /etc/atp/sources in your favorite editor and add "restricted universe multiverse" after the word "main" on the first line. The line should look something like this:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted universe multiverse
2. Install a kernel compiled for my processor. Since I have a AMD X2 I need a kernel compiled for k7. If I had a P4 I would use the i686 kernel. The line to do this is:
sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.15-26-k7
or for Pentimum 4 and up
sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.15-26-i686
Then reboot the machine.
3. Now to install the kernel modules for my Nvidia video card.
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r` nvidia-glx
Make sure your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file has had it's driver name changed to "nvidia" from "nv". Also, make sure in the section "Module" the module "dri" is commented out and the module "glx" is in there uncommented. Like below:
# Load "dri" Load "glx"
After checking that restart X. By pressing the
4. Now we install programs I like or need.
sudo apt-get install ssh procmail mutt postfix lynx fetchmail kicker-applets openntpd binutils gcc make libc6-dev qiv xmms xmms-volnorm mplayer xpdf ispell gkrellem libk3b2-mp3
5. To get printing working with the generic postscript driver I had to do the following:
Add the user "cupsys" to the "shadow" group in the file /etc/group.
sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
Then go to the "System Settings" panel and go through the steps to install your printer. Choosing generic postscript printer if you have one.