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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me

On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 03:01:48PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 02/21/07 14:29, Joe Hart wrote:
> > 
> > Looks like a flame war to me....
> No, just some good natured humor.



> > This computer boots strait into KDE because the installer put in the
> > init scripts to start kdm.  (I used bootcheat: install tasks="standard,
> > kde-desktop").  If I upgrade something like Xorg (which I did earlier
> > today from sid), all I do is open a tty and login, then type
> > "/etc/init.d/kdm stop" and that stops X, then I start it up again with
> > /etc/init.d/kdm start, log out and go back to X.
> > 
> > It's not a difficult thing to do.  I will admit that I always have a
> But it's not The Console.  Dark, cryptic, foreboding, that which
> makes Unix what it is...

just a black screen and a blinking cursor mwuhahahaha!!!

> > terminal (Konsole) running on one of my desktops, so going CLI is
> > frequent.  I find it also easier to hit alt-f2 and type the name of the
> > program (or part of it) to run something than to find it in the k-menu.
> > 
> > You have to understand that a whole generation has grown up without
> > knowing what a prompt is, and for those people X is the operating
> > system.  If they only knew the power of the CLI....

I can't remember how I heard about it but this is cool:


> > 
> > Be thankful that they even know what GNU/Linux is.
> People should have to pass a competency test before being allowed to
> use a computer.

isn't that what the console is?


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