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Re: [vox-tech] gnus not behaving



On Sun, Oct 20, 2002 at 06:15:52PM -0700, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 20, 2002 at 04:09:25PM -0700, Issac Trotts wrote:
> > Has anyone had success setting up the emacs news
> > reader gnus?  I ran through a tutorial on it but
> > gnus only shows
> > 
> >   *: nndraft:drafts 
> > 
> > Here's my .gnus file:
> > 
> >   ; -*- emacs-lisp -*-
> > 
> >   (setq user-mail-address "ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu")
> >   (setq user-full-name "Issac Trotts")
> >   (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp "news.ucdavis.edu"))
> >   (setq send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
> >   (setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it)
> >   (setq smtpmail-default-smtp-server "scarlet.ucdavis.edu")
> > 
> > Issac
> 
> How do you know it's not working? Do you get an error message? Or have
> you simply not subscribed to a newsgroup?
> 
> Subscribe to a newsgroup by typing "U" and then entering the
> newsgroup's name: or, get the full newsgroup listing from your server
> by typing "A A", and when you have the cursor over a candidate, type
> "u" (lower-case). These are all menu options, too BTW.
> 
> If you aren't using Emacs in X, you can access the menu options with
> "M-~".
> 
> HTH,
> Micah

That helps, though the main problem was that I wasn't waiting long enough for
the connection to news.gnus.org.  

The UC Davis server still shows nothing,
but I think I need to do something Davis-specific to get it working.

Issac


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