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Re: Two trivial problems



Do you people actually follow threads? This is exactly the sort of thing that throws newbies. Let's get all unfriendly-like because we didnt read what someone wrote. In reference to the below lines, Mr./Mrs Scan- my message was a reply to a thread which asked a legitimate X related question, and I only clarifed the distrubution related differences of initial reply by Mr. Feeley. For while X operates pretty much the same on the distros I've used, the setup often differs. My rant here is that without reading all the replies, you end up givng bogus info to people. This sort of thing smells of asking someone with a map for directions, and them telling you to ask at the gas station. Please read all related posts in a thread before adding your two cents. Thank you.

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:11:49 +0100
"scan" <hagals.mail@gmx.net> wrote:

> only suggestion: debian has many own mailing lists and archives as well.
> have a look there - maybe you find a solution.
> regards~andreas
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: newbie-admin@XFree86.Org [mailto:newbie-admin@XFree86.Org]On
> > Behalf Of C. Brewer
> > Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:05 AM
> > To: newbie@XFree86.Org
> > Subject: Re: Two trivial problems
> >
> >
> > Boy oh boy!! I'd like to make some slight adjustments to Oisin's
> > suggestions. While technically accurate, just a little off enough
> > to confuse.
> >
> > Point A: Ctrl+Alt+BS will drop you back to a console, from
> > startx. Since our injured party says he/she cannot clearly see
> > the login screen, we must assume a *dm, i.e.,k-x-gdm. From there,
> > it will take a mess o' C-A-BS' to dump the *dm.
> >
> > Point B: The inittab switch is different for Debian, the distro
> > in question. Debian, last I checked, defaults to init 2
> > regardless of environment. meaning it doesnt have X in its own
> > runlevel hogwash laid down by certain distros based on one
> > sporting a brightly colored fedora.
> > This leaves two choices, either switch inittab to a runlevel
> > without *dm, which I'm pretty sure doesn't exist in Debian, you
> > can check them, I don't run Debian anymore, won't start a
> > flamewar over why, but I don't, so I can't check it myself.
> >
> > You're going to have do a update-rc.d -f *dm remove, to diable
> > automtically booting into X. But hell, if all you want is a
> > console, try Ctrl-Alt-F1-F6 and you should get it.
> >
> > I know it was long and boring, but you could have just submitted
> > your XFConfig-4 file, someone would have spotted your bad line, I'll bet:)
> > --
> > Chuck Brewer
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