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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me

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On 02/21/07 15:44, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> 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.
> indeed.
> :)
>>> 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!!!

Well, it's not *totally* black.  It gives the machine name and a
Login: prompt.  But it's not a poofy Gooey.

>>> 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:
> http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=6282

Very interesting.

>>> 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?

It's a definite start, but no.
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