messages all over the place. The partitions
are then invisible to "df".
I get the same effect: missing partitions.
The unix/:7100 line is at the beginning of XF68Config.
The same line also appears in /etc/X/XF68Config-4.
> I Found what may be a partial answer to the kppp
> demand for a root password in the /usr doc files
> for kppp:
> My theory is that the the RedHat kppp is compiled
> with setuid ON, and Corel 1.2 kppp with setuid OFF.
> That leads to three more questions:
> Q: Why do I NEED setuid on? I have no complaints
> with the Corel version. It does everything I want
> it to do. So what do I gain by turning the bit
> Q: Can I recompile kppp and turn the bit off? If so,
> HOW. I'm going to have to learn how to compile
> Linux source someday -- maybe this is the time.
> Q: If this is NOT the time, then can I just copy
> the Corel 1.2 version of the kppp module into
> RedHat 7.0 (after renaming the RedHat version,
> of course)?
> > Fixed one problem and encountered another:
> > : New problem:
> > kppp under Redhatt requires me to enter
> > the root password, before it will start
> > Isn't this a serious security breech? If a
> > user is required to know the root password
> > before connecting to the Internet, then the
> > user can get at root files
> > Under Corel 1.2, kppp does not ask for the
> > root password. Why is kppp different under
> > RedHat?
> > : Window alignment and size problem is fixed:
> > Fixed the alignment problem by commenting
> > out the higher clock-speed Modeline entries in
> > /etc/X11/XF86Config
> > Q: Is there any advantage to using the higher
> > clock speed values?
> > Q: Why are the timing values so far off in the
> > Modelines for these higher clock speeds?
> > The How-To documentation on the RedHat doc cd
> > was very helpful:
> > cdrom/HOWTOS/XFree86-Video-Timings-HOWTO
> > cdrom/HOWTOS/XFree86-HOWTO
> > The first file introduced me to xvidtune. The
> > program calculates XF86Config Modeline timing
> > values for various window alignments. See the
> > "man xvidtune" entry for more information.
> > Using xvidtune, I was able to correct the
> > horizontal alignment and size of the window.
> > There were still vertical problems -- although
> > there was about half an inch of black at the
> > bottom of the screen, xvidtune refused to lower
> > the window below 604.
> > In my correctly aligned Corel sysem on hda7, the
> > setting is 601, and the clockspeed is 40.00 --
> > as opposed for 604 and 69.65 for RedHat.
> > Original settings:
> > H: 800 864 928 1088
> > V: 600 604 610 640
> > Clock: 69.65
> > HSynch: 64.02 (range 30-95)
> > VSynch: 100.03 (range 50-160)
> > Settings afer I used xvidtune to center
> > and align the window:
> > H: 800 820 884 1012
> > V: 600 604 610 628
> > Clock: 69.65
> > HSynch: 68.82
> > VSynch: 109.59
> > Settings from the properly aligned window
> > on the Corel system:
> > H: 800 840 968 1056
> > V: 600 601 605 628
> > Clock: 40.00
> > HSynch: 37.88
> > VSynch: 60.31
> > The Modeline for the lower clock speed
> > matches the Corel timing values.
> > Rather than change the Modeline values for
> > the higher clock speeds, I decided to
> > comment them out, so that the lower
> > clock speed (40.00) will be used.
> > > Basic RedHat 7.0 post-install configuration problems:
> > > : RedHat on hda2 is not using the full monitor screen
> > > area. The shaded background at logon occupies only
> > > about 4/5ths of the screen area, leaving a wide black
> > > margin on the left and an even wider black margin on
> > > the right. This is a problem I do NOT have with
> > > Corel 1.2 on hda7.
> > > I assume this wide unused screen-area means that
> > > there is something wrong with my X-window settings.
> > > Will linuxconf help me to enter the right settings?
> > > During install I specified 800x600 as my screen size,
> > > because the print displayed in the test screen was
> > > much too small. I also specified 32-bit colors --
> > > perhaps that was the mistake. How can I combine
> > > legible prit-size with full use of the screen area?
> > > : Midnight Commander is using "s" and "9" instead of
> > > the DOS box-characters in its borders.
> > > : Gnome seems to have little or no keyboard interface.
> > > Searching through help, I can't find keyboard
> > > "shortcuts" to switch between windows or close
> > > windows. The absence of a keyboard interface in
> > > Gnome, makes Gnome cumbersome to the point of
> > > being almost unusable.
> > > : Gnome also hung during logout. I had to use Ctrl-Alt-F1
> > > to get to the text-mode console. I tried killing
> > > gnome_session, but that didn't free things up, so I
> > > used the shutdown command. (What task should I have
> > > killed?)
> > > : None of my other partitions on the hard-drive came
> > > up accessible. In fact, there was no /disks directory
> > > at all! -- as there is in Corel (Debian). I
> > > created a /disks directory and a subdirectory for
> > > each partition, then copied the fstab information
> > > from the Corel 1.2 partition. I hope this will fix
> > > the problem.