Subject: Re: Some new user questions
To: Brad Salai <>
From: Ken Nakata <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 06/22/1995 16:31:57
> >> (3) The FIRST time I type startx or xinit I get ...
> >>
> >>     Fatal Server Error;
> >>     Can't run X server with no screens!
> >>     X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown)
> >
> >This is a bug that I haven't had time to track down.  Dt will work
> >similarly, except that it won't fail...  It will think it's working,
> >but won't draw anything.
> I have a similar problem, with the additional feature that with two
> screens, I sometimes get only one of the two screens to come up. X works
> normally with one screen, as well as with two, but it often takes a three
> step process
> startx -  fail -  kill
> startx -  one screen  -  kill
> startx  - both screens!!

In my case, it's an alternate action.  fail - success - fail - success - ...

> >> (4) On a (probably) releated note, any recommendations on a sys admin
> >> book for a guy who knows a little about alot but alot about nothing.
> >
> >Look at the *BSD FAQ by Dave Burgess--available on rtfm and other sites
> >around the net.
> >
> I bought O'Reillys   Essential System Administration.  It is a good basic
> book IMHO

IMO, it's one of the few not-so-good books from O'Reilly.  Considering
the excellence of most other Nutshell books, they should have done
better than that.  I know a better sys admin book but I can't find it
(I just moved and it's still packed somewhere in a box).  It's got
"UNIX System Administration" in the title and the cover is red.  It
comes with (or without, maybe) a CD-ROM.  Sorry, if anyone wants more
info, let me know.