Re: Environment Variable weirdness
>>>>> "Nathan" == Nathan E Norman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Nathan> ... but the machine architecture is still "i386", as in Intel
Nathan> CISC. Other machine architectures include m68k, powerpc,
Nathan> alpha, hp-ppa, etc.
Nathan> You don't need to worry about this.
Ok, that makes sense. I guess I was confusing machine architechture with
Nathan> It's faster to use a "UNIX domain socket" when all traffic is
Nathan> local as you avoid some of teh overhead of an IP stack. Why
Nathan> waste those milliseconds?
Would you be willing to explain the technicalities behind that ? Sounds
like a neat `optimization'. BTW, is this a Debian-specific feature ? I
haven't seen this in RedHat.
Now for a networked system, you'd have to change the DISPLAY env var
to allow remote X clients to display locally, right ?
Nathan> Do it in /etc/profile, add this line:
Nathan> export OSVERSION=`uname -r`-`arch`
Yes it does. Thank you.
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