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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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