Quote:>1. How do I get Redhat Linux to not pause for 2 minutes at loadup of sendmail?
Sendmail is probably trying to do a DNS lookup for your host. Your
probably not connected to a network and the pause is the time it takes the
DNS lookup to time out. Check that the /etc/host.conf file is set properly.
It should have a line like: order hosts, bind
This tells the computer to look in /etc/hosts for IP addresses before
trying a DNS server. Of course, you also need /etc/hosts set up properly.
Also, you can look at /etc/sendmail.cf for an option to not do DNS
lookups. It's a complex looking file though...
>2. I just installed 2.0.11. Now on every startup right after it says init runl
>three, on the next line it says something like:
>invalid option SIOCONNRC,
Look in the rc startup scripts. There's a line like: route add -net
Instead of $(IPADDR), it should just be 127.0.0.0
then whenever I shutdown something like:
Quote:>INIT: CANNOT PROCESS REQUEST
>flies across the screen and is written for about 20 seconds and then the system
>reboots. So far, I don't see this affecting actual system usage.
Upgrade to a newer version of sysvinit. See
/usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes for more info on this.
>3. How come I can't get any color? using setterm -fore back gives me color
>temporarily, but file names aren't colorized. I have placed .dir_colors in my $
>X/ P/ Linus
>directory, and that is just a copy of the DIR_COLORS in /etc. I can't get color
>in minicom or anything. Kinda buggeth me.
There's more steps you need to take to get color-ls functional. I think
redhat has instructions on how to do this so you might want to look around
>this neat little quote everytime you logged in. Any way I can have this for
The program is called "fortune" If not installed, get and install it.
Then, put a line in your .profile to run it. Or put it in /etc/profile to
run it for all users...
>Thanks a million. I appreciate your time. Please note that I have exhausted
>my resources in trying to find an answer to these questions, and come here
>only as a last resort. This is only my second Linux week, so maybe I am not
>looking in the right places...
Takes a while to orient yourself. Once you've talked a few problems,
you'll also get a better sense of where to start looking for solutions.
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