Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 18:04:08 +0400 From: Grigoriy Strokin <grg@...nwall.com> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Owl-based desktop environment Hi, OK, I've solved the problem with Owl not seeing my SATA hard disk by upgrading the kernel to 2.6.18-ovz. Now I have to setup an Owl-based desktop environment on my laptop before I move to Egypt, hence some newbie's questions: 1) Which RPM set with a wide range of useful applications should I use? I tried downloading Fedora Core 6 i386 RPMs, but they require GLIBC-2.4. Then I tried rpm --replacefiles --nodeps -U glibc-2.5-3.i386.rpm but then PAM modules stopped working and it was even impossible to login. So I downgraded to libc-2.3.6.so. Should I use RPMs from older versions of Fedora? 2) What is the best way to install X.org? Again, I thought about downloading all Fedora RPMs with names starting from xorg-x11-*, but they do not form a complete set: there is xterm-*, which doesn't start with xorg-x11-*. In the epoch of XFree, there was a single file x.src.tar.gz, which you extract and type 'configure && make', but there is no such a file for X.org... 3) Later I used sudo, but now I know it is not a good idea to use su/sudo to root as a non-privileged user. So, what is the right way to get admin's privileges while working locally in X Window as grg? ssh r_grg@...alhost ? What about using passwords? Thanks in advance :-) -- Grigoriy.
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