5.2. Distributions: special features

We will now try to outline some minor technical differences (which are constantly being reduced) in the distributions (Fedora/Red Hat and Debian) used [Mor03], which we will examine in more detail throughout the modules as they appear.

Modifications to or particularities of Fedora/Red Hat:

Example 5-2. Note

It is important to know the details of a distribution, as they are essential for performing a task or resolving an issue (for example, if there are extra tools available).

In Debian's case:

dpkg-reconfigure gdm

makes it possible to select the incoming manager for X, or:

dpkg-reconfigure X-Window-system

allows us to configure the different elements of X.