How do I start Windows? (after trying
win in unix)
It's not possible on *nix. If the machine being used is a PC it can (except for the Linux only machines) be rebooted into Windows.
From Canyon Loorem, Apr 13 15:41:23 1996
I can't start mitx. It tells me I have to be on the console to run it and of course I am. (What is wrong?)
From Adam Radford, Sun Apr 14 19:59:12 1996
Someone on dewey had left X-windows running, then pressed ctrl-alt-f2 to get to another virtual console, probably by accident. When a user tries to login, it says they can't start X because they aren't on the console.
xlock not work, from my dropdown button bar, and ONLY
when there's a netscape window on the screen?
If I change to another window, where netscape isn't on screen, it seems to work okay. It also seems to need to be "primed" by first running xlock from the text prompt of whichever console happens to be the xterm for the computer I'm physically located on. I've heard of other problems with xlock from other UCs, so it may be an xlock problem on oracle.
From Justin Hooper, Fri Dec 8 09:19:11 1995
It seems that
xlock only works in
tvt if you're in the root
window. I.E. the upper left. If not, it just hangs until you can kill
the xlock process. No known cure so far.
From Spudboy, Fri Dec 8 13:56:05 1995
And on a side note... just to add to peoples knowledge of silly trivia.
The root window under
tvtwmis the whole desktop, and remains so no matter where You are in the desktop (i.e. the origin is at the upper left of the Desktop, not the current screen).
fvwmthe origin of the root window is always at the upper left of the current screen.
I'll leave this as an exercise to figure out the differences this results in and just give you the clue that it only really matters with off screen geometries for windows (when You start the window up) and for programs that write to a specific portion of the root window and don't tile... like xantfarm. Let me know if you're further curious and can't figure it out or aren't sure you figured it all out.
From email@example.com Wed Oct 11 15:22:55 1995
Disease: promiscuous X Symptoms: dry, cracked passwords, nauseating background colors, and runny/locked screen Cause: combination of: o xhost + or xon -access used to allow connection by remote X apps o pinhead with a copy of xmelt, -rsh, xlock, etc. Cure: use ~mfisk/usr/bin/xon to open X windows from remote machines. Disease: acutely promiscuous X Symptoms: same as above, but is really annoying and you don't feel like killing all your apps Cure: o quick fix: login to the machine, set your DISPLAY to :0, and type 'xhost -'. This will also kill any insecure connections you initiated from other machines, though. Actually, this won't affect existing connections, it'll just disallow new insecure connections from that host. o cooler but more time-consuming: login to the machine, set your DISPLAY to :0, and run xlsclients. your output should be something like the following: khaki xterm mauve xmelt from this you can usually determine where the evil process is being run, since it's the only one you don't remember starting (xmelt, in this case.) if it's on a TCC machine, just rlogin and do a super kill on the process. if it's not on a TCC machine, just login to the machine you're running X on, set your DISPLAY to :0, and xhost - the offending hostname. Disease: hung X Symptoms: dead cursor (extreme cases) and nonresponding windows Cause: flaky software, I think; talk to a System Engineer for a real explanation ;) Cure: o in linux, this is easy... just hold down Control and Alt and press BackSpace to kill X o in general, you can rlogin to the machine and do a (possibly super) kill on the process X, which is listed as being uid root but is killable by the initiating user.