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Re: Now that I am up (help now please)


On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 12:11:58AM -0600, ZephyrQ wrote:
>    Weekend spent messing with dselect and aptitude.  I now have a
> usable-but-not-quit-comfortable system going.
> 	1. I keep getting a 'fake start-stop daemon' error when I try to shut
> down (init 0 from root).  It keeps scrolling across the screen and I
> have to shut off manually--which forces fsck the next boot-up (long time
> on a 60 G drive!).  How can I fix?

strange, do you know which script is causing the error?  do you get this
error when switching to runlevel 1 or shutting down by calling
'shutdown -h now'?

> 	2.  Can't get wvdial to connect under user--have to use root.  I've
> tried to chmod stuff, but I must be missing something because I keep
> getting an error 2 from pppd.  Fix?

what's in /var/log/syslog or /var/log/authlog?  I'd guess that the best
approach, instead of chmod/chown'ing stuff, would be to add your user or
whoever else to the dialout group or to whichever group owns the devices
and logfiles in question.

> 	3.  What script/file can I create in my user directory so I can control
> what window manager I am running? (gnome, kde, icewm).  Currently, I
> have to run g/k/x(dm) from root.

[gkx]dm should all scan your home directory for a .xsession file.  when
you log in at an X login screen, it executes that script, so if you want
to change your window manager you can put the full path to it there.
(note that i use xdm, and that i think [gk]dm may also offer you the
ability to choose on the login screen)

> 	BTW--I love aptitude, once I figured out how to use it! 
> dpkg-reconfigure, though, is giving me problems; it either won't run or
> give me a 'laptop fan' error (BTW, I'm not on a laptop!).

which package? :)


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