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    Ubuntix????

    Do you like Kanotix because it has the KDE environment and heaps of cool programs? But do you like Ubuntu because of GNOME 2.8, and the dvd plugin it has? I did. So what I also did, was to mix them. Hence, Ubuntix. I installed Kanotix, then added the UBUNTU cdrom to the APT-GET sources, then I installed UBUNTU on top of Kanotix. The result? A freakin awesome distro. I can now choose to use GNOME 2.8, or KDE 3.2.2. That might not seem so cool to you people with broadband, but let me tell you this, you cannot download KDE and GNOME on dial-up within a standard month! So if you are stuck with dial-up., but you want the best of both worlds, then mix them!
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    Re: Ubuntix????

    ... That might not seem so cool to you people with broadband, but let me tell you this, you cannot download KDE and GNOME on dial-up within a standard month! ...
    Yeah, I believe it. I apt-get installed Gnome recently and it took a good while, even on a cable connection. Nice congloburation there beez :mrgreen: . Extra kudos for imagination too. When you say you installed UBUNTU on top of Kanotix, I'm not sure what you mean though :?: .
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    Coooool! Thats a big "Attaboy" for da BUM.

    We shall try your parlay soon.

    Please write up the details.

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    Um. Er. Um. I'm waiting on my 10 ubunbtuineubnune cds to come in the mail so I can see what all the bubhub is about.

    Debian--

    Slackware++

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    hmm... mixing packages amoung distros is _usually_ a bad idea, but i'm not sure how far ubuntu and kantonix vary from their common root (debian) if it's not far, you may be ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcangeli";p="4264
    Um. Er. Um. I'm waiting on my 10 ubunbtuineubnune cds to come in the mail so I can see what all the bubhub is about.
    When did you order your copies? I ordered mine about 2 weeks ago and I am really anxious to get my CD"s. I guess I had just better be paitient since they do have to come from South Africa and all.
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    Re: Ubuntix????

    Ordered mine over a month ago. I'd say if you want to run Ubuntu, you'd better d/l - BT - FTP one of the online iso's.

    Ubuntix...

    Kanobux...

    Ukantix...

    Knopbux...

    I don't know .
    Steve

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    If you go to your profile on the UBUNTU site, you can see when they have prepared your cds for distribution. I put my name on the list about two months ago and I got it two weeks ago. On its own, UBUNTU is okay... but it lacks certain things such as mp3 playback.

    As for how the system is running, well, no problems so far. I don't think that Ubuntu has really changed any of the packages so much that it screws up Kanotix. The weirdest thing is this: With UBUNTU, I couldn't play dvd's, which is weird because it had all the codecs installed. Kanotix, on the other hand, I could not watch movies either. But when I installed the dvd codec on the UBUNTU cd on to my Kanotix installation, i could play dvds just fine on my Kanotix.

    The best way to install the UBUNTU packages on the Kanotix desktop is to type this in a terminal (make sure the ubuntu cd is in the cdrom, and it is not mounted) "apt-cdrom add /mnt/cdrom" Now, this command tells apt to add the UBUNTU cd to the apt repository. The "/mnt/cdrom" is where you substitute your own mount point to the cdrom. It then scans the cd and then adds the packages. Then, the easiest way to install the packages is to run synaptic, and then install what you want. I only had one problem with the package and that was udev, but once I removed it, everything seemed to run just dandy. I have also done the same thing with the Debian 3.0r2 DVD, but everthing on it is horribly outdated.

    For those people out there that want to have some great things on your kanotix system, then I found this site to go to: http://kanotix.com/files/ This site contains all sorts of scripts that will allow you to download and configure the harder packages. There is even scripts to download and install the nvidia drivers!
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