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Re: X Windows

On Mon, 13 May 1996, Dale Scheetz wrote:

> On Mon, 13 May 1996, Susan G. Kleinmann wrote:
> > One of the joys of getting X up is that you'll get Netscape
> > up and then you'll be able to use DejaNews to answer every question under
> > the Sun!  
> Switching to a Cyrrus Logic card solved the major problem. Now I only have
> a hand full of little ones :-)
> First, when I try and install the netscape package, I get:
> (Reading database ... 13477 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace netscape (using netscape-2.01-2.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement netscape ...
> Setting up netscape ...
> ERROR: The Netscape archive must be in /tmp under the name
>        /tmp/netscape-v201-export.i486-unknown-linux.tar.[Z|gz]
> dpkg: error processing netscape (--install):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  netscape

You get it from netscape... go to ftpX.netscape.com where X is a number...
ie try ftp2.netscape.com.
> I realize that I need to get this archive before I can do the
> installation. Where do I find this beast? How come the installation
> doesn't point me to it? I looked in contrib, non-free, etc... and didn't
> find anything.
> > I think in addition to the packages you mentioned, you'll want to get 
> > xpm4.7 (for fvwm2 -- I think you want fvwm2 rather than fvwm).  I also 
> > find myself always getting xfntpex.
> Fvwm2 installs fine once you install xpm4.7. However, since fvwm2 is not
> in the /etc/window-managers file. Shouldn't this file contain all of the
> window managers that are available under Debian X?
> > 
> > Then there's the issue of really doing something with X.  What you need then 
> > depends on what you want to do.  
> > 
> When I decide what I want to add, how do I hang it on the menu system? Is
> there a good user tutorial? In particular, I can start the xserver either
> as root or as a user, but I can't seem to do both. Once root cranks up the
> xserver, how does a user gain access to the server?





to your home dir as 

And then edit it into the ground :)

For a real-easy-to-use menu system try the 9menu thing.
You actually can type:

9menu hello sync xterm

to get a menu with these three commands.

> TIA,
> Dwarf
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