x setup & misc. questions

x setup & misc. questions

Post by leegol » Sun, 04 Mar 2001 22:50:08



1. I setp xwindows - looks good, and the config program came back
    and said "congratulations you are sucessfull" ect. As I clicked-out of
    the config. program I got what looks like a FreeBSD set up box asking,
   "Do you want to create a "X" link to the SVGA server? (the link will
    be createde in the directory: /usr/X11R6/bin) OK?" >yes >no
   Could anyone explain what this question is asking and the recommended
    answer y/n ?

2  I'm seeing many screen writes in double. e.g. if I:
   #shutdown -h now
   I get:
   ....
    Jan6 04:02:00 shutdown halt by root
    Jan6 04:02:00 shutdown halt by root
    ....
  this double write happens w/many messages (?)

3  If I logon as root then su to my own non-root user account (also a wheel member)
   then do a  # whoami I get id as the root. Can this be "right"?

4  Any reason why FreeBSD via the install makes the default shell for the root
    the cshell?

Thanks fot the help,
Lee

 
 
 

x setup & misc. questions

Post by Steven G. Kar » Mon, 05 Mar 2001 00:12:52




Quote:> 1. I setp xwindows - looks good, and the config program came back
>     and said "congratulations you are sucessfull" ect. As I clicked-out of
>     the config. program I got what looks like a FreeBSD set up box asking,
>    "Do you want to create a "X" link to the SVGA server? (the link will
>     be createde in the directory: /usr/X11R6/bin) OK?" >yes >no
>    Could anyone explain what this question is asking and the recommended
>     answer y/n ?

When you use startx to start your X server, it looks for a program
name X (usually /usr/X11R6/bin/X).  This program is a symlink to the
actual server.  There several server, which have knowledge of the
chip(s) on your graphics adapter.  XF86_SVGA supports many different
chips.  Use "man XF86_SVGA" to see the list.  If your adaptor isn't
supported under XF86_SVGA, don't despair.  Use "man XF86_Accel" to
find the right server.

Check to see if the symlink exists.  If it doesn't exist, then use su
to become root.  Issue the following command:

ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA /usr/X11R6/bin/X

Quote:> 3  If I logon as root then su to my own non-root user account (also a
>    wheel member) then do a  # whoami I get id as the root. Can this
>    be "right"?

(Almost) never login as root.  Login to your non-root account.
When necessary use su to become.

Quote:> 4  Any reason why FreeBSD via the install makes the default shell
>    for the root the cshell?

Traditionally, the default shell for root is /bin/sh, but in recent
years some people have argued that /bin/csh (which is actuall /bin/tcsh)
is a better interactive shell.  (No holy wars please.)  If you want
a different shell, use chsh to change it.

--
steve

 
 
 

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