Subject: Re: Stupid XalphaNetBSD perms question
To: Roland Dowdeswell <>
From: None <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/22/2002 10:52:31
On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 03:37:32AM -0400, Roland Dowdeswell wrote:
> but it runs properly as root?  (c.f. my prior email asking if this was
> still working for people.)

It works for root and for non-root with liberal /dev/ws* permissions.
I've yet to try TGA2, I'll try it probably tonight.

> >jht, pissed off at that stupid gnome(-session)
> I've been trying that too, but on a peecee.  It seems to get into
> states where enlightenment cores on start.  I've gone back to a
> simpler wm [which only cores if you exit improperly] and no gnome.

It used to work from an older pkgsrc (a couple of months) but now I don't
get the panel (the process is running) and I'm having problems with
galeon as well (doesn't start) *and* GTK subwindows are still behaving
stupidly (like the packet dump window in ethereal, the scroll bar doesn't
grok the size of the window or it thinks that the window is ten times bigger
than it actually is). Aaargh. Compiling all of this finished last night at
around 01.30 and afterwards the alpha was quite close in finding out just
exactly how many G's it can pull when hitting the tarmac after a 20 meter drop.

Anyway, I promise to try the TGA2 tonight :)