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Re: Installing Debian GNU/Hurd in qemu/kvm using the Debian Installer (first draft)


On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 08:30:13AM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-03-29 at 18:17 +0200, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:27:31AM +0100, Svante Signell wrote:

> > Also note that using the "screen" program on Mach console is also a
> > pretty good choice.
> Don't know anything about screen,

I warmly recommend changing that -- it's an enormously useful tool :-)

> what to write here?

TBH, I'm not sure myself...

I just pointed out the situation; I'll leave it up to you whether you
consider it useful to actually change anything :-)

> > > 2) Hurd console after boot: Log in to the Mach console and run the
> > > executable script: hurd-console
> > I don't see much point in creating a script for this -- once used, the
> > command can be easily fetched from shell history...
> Yes, but in the Mach console you cannot do editing easily

Err... Why would that be?

> > > As user: sudo startx
> > > As root: startx (not recommended)
> > 
> > Why root? It works fine as normal user here... It's generally not
> > recommended to run a whole X session as root.
> We still have the bug when exiting X as user, see Samuels reply.

Actually, Samuel's reply talks about starting permissions, which is a
distinct issue I think...

In either case, your guide mentions workarounds for both problems -- so
why still recommend running as root?


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