Gray screen revived! + tcpserver question
cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl
Mon Jun 10 15:53:02 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Kerfoot [mailto:finner2 "at" yahoo.com]
> I have it running now. I appreciate your suggestions!
> >On some unix machines you can have success with `vncserver -query
> >localhost`. This starts vncserver with a fresh login screen.
> I did this and got it working minutes later, though I don't
> know if the
> two things are related. I accidently clicked and held my
> left mouse on
> the gray screen and up popped a menu! Is that normal in Linux? I
> stumbled into it completely on accident. It allows me to start any of
> the items from teh KDE start menu.
It's part of the default distro. Some basic knowledge on Unix and X11
windows: There is a X-server (XFree for linux console, Xvnc for vncserver)
on which you can use any window manager (you mention kde). With X-server
distributions that do not come with a window manager, it is best to provide
a configuration that works. In the default ~/.vnc/xstartup file, `twm` is
used for this reason. The menu you see is part of the twm configuration
available at your system.
> I am wading through the archives for more info specific to KDE. I
> appreciate you giving me a time frame - "since February" - as
> the 97 MB full archive is a little unwieldy.
I don't need the info so I don't need to dig in. I recal something I've seen
it at my current job and that's since February.
> >If you have the guts, you can try to setup like
> >however it is somehow for experienced unix/linux users (actually real
> I ain't skeered. :) I had actually already tried that. I am a Linux
> newbie but have done a fair amount of scripting in
> and used to be pretty proficient with DOS bat files. So I'm not afraid
> to jump in and try, especially since I have a fresh install with no
> meaningful data yet!
This is something different, It's sysadmin.
> Here is the problem I encountered though. I don't have an inetd.conf
> file anywhere on my machine, nor could I find inet anything as an
> installation option. I did find and install xinetd though.
inetd is the base, xinetd is a newer variant that does the same. For most
things, if you cannot find it, see if you can co-op without. (I recal by
head, the site mentions something like to use either inetd or xinetd.)
> So, how does one go about getting inetd? I read something about
> Mandrake using tcpserver as an inetd replacement. Anyone
If that's the case, dig in tcpserver to serve the services. If you read the
xinetd file and the tcpserver documentation, you should be able to fill in
> know anything
> about that? Is there a way to get the sourcecodecorner
> article to work with tcpserver?
Yes: get it working yourself and mail the detials to the maintainer. He does
a perfect job. (there is something waiting to loog in my inbox to update
that page :-(