Subject: Re: Some new user questions
To: Brad Salai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Nakata <email@example.com>
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.