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Re: startx > xauth - bad display name error
> # startx
> I get this message...
> xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "myComputer.myDomain.dom:0" in "list"
Usually that error is because the name is not in DNS. It doesn't know
"myComputer.myDomain.dom". Use a real name in real working DNS, or add to
Is that bogus name assigned by DHCP?
> When setting up the package system...I have to type...
> (actually the way the documentation lists this doesn't make total sense to
> ... I mean, why the 'export' in both lines? is that right?'
> export PKG_PATH="ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/etc/etc/etc"
> export PKG_PATH
export not needed twice. Where is that bogus documentation?
> (so would using "set" work as root? - just an intuitive guess)
If using csh, use setenv.
> Anyway, is there a way to make typing this more permanant? Can I just
> type it into the rc.config file so that I don't have to type it every
> time I want to use the package installer?
Put in environment at boot, like in .profile (export) or if using
csh in .login (setenv).
> And the same with
> stty erase '^h'
> actually it seems like I have to type this everytime I su to root. Is
> there a way to make this more permanant... (I've seen some terminal
> settings in the rc.conf...but nothing that popped out at me as possibly
> fixing this)
Put in startup dot file, like .profile and/or .login.
> And while I'm here...is there a way to make the command-line history (i.e.
> <uparrow>) work?
> ( all I get is '^[[A' characters)
I don't think NetBSD's csh supports that. If you like csh, then install
Or use NetBSD's ksh or sh instead and use "set -o emacs"
p.s. If you need more details, please let me know.
p.p.s. If you can provide feedback on a NetBSD book in progress, looking
at it may be useful to both of us.
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