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Re: Tom's various matters (was: Re: [vox-tech] Loki - CD)
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Re: Tom's various matters (was: Re: [vox-tech] Loki - CD)



No Offers yet Henry - thanks for you suggestions -being threaten with 
list removal in email by Peter has not enhanced my outlook much!  

Honestly - Tom

> On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 04:03:26AM -0700, Tom wrote:
> > Eric said it better than I Peter -but then you want everyone to go through what you did
> > (some kind of initiation) - Have Read what I have - what part of a Book 
> > in Davis does me no good in Sacramento don't you understand Peter?
> 
> I'm the LUGOD librarian, and I don't have a car either. I will be happy to
> bring the book of your choice to the next meeting (hopefully the carpool can
> get organized enough to get you a ride from Sac to Davis before then). I
> recommend ``Running Linux'', published by O'Reilly.
> 
> > I can only hope to know something you want to some day peter so I can 
> > tell you to RTFM (since I did)
> 
> 
> Thank's great. Some suggestions on how to help others to help you:
> 
> * When something doesn't work, tell us exacly what you did and how it failed.
>   If you were working on the console or in a terminal window, copy and paste
>   the error messages and your preceeding input. If you were using a graphical
>   interface, describe exacly what you did and what happened next. Vague
>   statements don't help at all.
> 
> * since you are trying to run the Loki demo, try running 'ls -l /mnt/cdrom'
>   in a terminal window (assuming the cd is mounted at /mnt/cdrom). This will
>   show all the files (including executable files) in the cd.
> 
> * It is not unheard of for a screensaver to lock up the X server (the
>   graphical screen manager), since some of them are written using potentially
>   unsafe programming practices (why such programs are included in Red Hat's
>   stable distribution is a legitimate question). You can almost always switch
>   to the console (press control-alt-f, must be keft alt key), log in as root,
>   and either kill the messed up screensaver or reboot.
> 
> > Greatly Dissappointed - Tom
> 
> Please don't think poorly of Peter. He spends countless hours helping new
> Linux users.
> 
> > > > And how do I get Book from the Lugod Library with No Car?
> 
> See above.
> 
> -- 
> Henry House
> OpenPGP key available from http://romana.hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc
> 


 
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