X-as-users-dont-resend On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Kalen Honeyfield wrote: >I hate rpms. Not because it is some great big horrible beasty thing, or >just something to say. (poking for at a certian Sediment) I hate them >because they always seem to be compiled agaist Libs I don't have and can't >find. So if I ever have trouble installing via rpm I switch to the Source. >Not to ramble on and no I don't think doing that would solve your problems >but maybe after you've hashed out the other issues you could keep that in >mind. > I will have that in mind. The problem is that I am so completely new to the Linux/Unix world that most of those things that probably seem self-evident and childishly easy to you, are things I as yet know nothing about. The only things I have compiled as yet was a couple of libs, with help from a Unix teacher, and even then I failed miserably. The prospect of compiling AfterStep does not seem very attractive until I have learned a lot more about what to do when things don't work out the way they are supposed to. The reason I use rpms is that at least I know how to install things with rpm (or I thought I knew). If there is a good instruction somewhere for complete newbie morons on how to compile software, I would be very interested in hearing about it. > >First you really shouldn't be hammering the system with a hard P/O. Is "a hard P/O" when I turned the computer off with the power button? I assure you that I would not have done this if I had seen any other alternative. There was no way to give any commands to the computer. All that was on the screen was a big "X" which I could move around with the mouse. There was no way to make a console appear -- at least no way that I could find. >I mean fsck is fun but really how much fun can it be? I don't know what a "fsck" is. >If you want to exit X >without any commands from within a window manager try Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. >That should kill the xsession. I hope this helps. > I didn't know that. That should help. Thank you. > > >-Kalen Honeyfield ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com -- This is the mailing list for the AfterStep Window Manager for X. To unsubscribe, type the following command at the prompt 'mail -s unsubscribe email@example.com'. For more help on AfterStep, refer to the on-line documentation at http://www.afterstep.org.