> > The only occurence of adduser that 'find' comes up with
> > (starting at the rootdir '/' ) is the manual page on
> > adduser...
> This implies that either (a) you*ed up your installation or
> (b) the distribution you have was pre-cocked up. If there is a
> manpage for the command, the command should be around
Not so! The adduser manpage describes the actions you have to
take to set up a new user account (as opposed to "the command you run
to...") Linux *does* have an adduser script, FreeBSD may have one and
NetBSD does not. RiscBSD is a version of NetBSD, AFAIK, so...
Quote:> > X will not start:
> > I get strange errors regarding using 'xinit' which I don't
> > fully understand
> How are you attempting to start X? Using 'X', 'xinit', 'startx'
> or 'xdm'? startx is the one to use if you are running a single
> user system and want to run X occasionally. xdm is for a system
> where you will be using X all the time and want to log in
> through X.
Assuming that this is setup in a similar way to
FreeBSD/NetBSD-386, it should be "startx". If your X configuration
file (/usr/X11R6/lib/XConfig under FreeBSD/NetBSD-386, I think) is
faulty, you may see some fairly unhelpful error messages. Some of
these may come from xinit, in which case they may well start with
Quote:> Consult the man pages for all of these (including X) and the
> mapages for the relevant configuration files and it shouldn't
> take you more than a day to understand it well enough to set it
> up. (This is the only way, IMO, to get it working on your own,
> if the distribution comes pre-broken. If it works as it comes,
> it's still worth reading it all, so that you understand what's
> going on.
Good advice, but there may also be an X11-related FAQ which
may be more immediately helpful.
Quote:> > PATHS:
> > When booting in single user mode I want to set up various
> > variables, ie path - where should the .login or .cshrc file
> > be placed in order for it to be run automatically
Under / for single-user, and /root for multi-user (for
NetBSD-pc532, at least.)
Quote:> I've always put paths in /etc/login (note no '.') and it seems
> to work.
That would be the global setup file for .cshrc. It is probably
not the right file, unless you think "normal" users should use the
system-related commands (under /sbin and /usr/sbin).
Quote:> Note that I'm answering this from generic Unix experience; I've
> never used RiscBSD.
... and my experience comes from NetBSD-pc532, currently
running on pc532s all over the world! (Well, maybe about 20 of them ;-)
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