[ale] Unix Automation?
jim.kinney at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 10:25:13 EDT 2011
On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 10:14 AM, Geoffrey Myers <
lists at serioustechnology.com> wrote:
> Damon L. Chesser wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-04-18 at 08:51 -0400, Chris Fowler wrote:
> >> On Mon, 2011-04-18 at 05:23 -0700, Damon Chesser wrote:
> >>> I am curious, having never used Unix, anybody have a clue what he
> >>> might have meant?
> >> What he meant was that he was not really a UNIX geek and that Linux
> >> perplexed him :)
> >> Sorry, I've never bit**ed about things being automatic. If anything
> >> I've complained about things being too automatic making it harder for
> >> newbies to learn the internals so they can fix real problems.
> >> As I said before. When I got into Linux vi was our config tool and we
> >> learned more about UNIX then than a noob will learn today in the same
> >> amount of time. If you had to download a base X config and then
> >> configure it for your desktop using vi then raise your hand....
> >> Everyone else get off my lawn!
> > My hand is raised. 30 days to get X running on my first Linux install.
> Yeah, I remember installing my first Slackware from floppies. Two days
> later I was dancing a jig because I saw: login:
> A week later, I had X running.
Wow! My first X run took a month of evenings and weekends. Between bad
timing docs on my monitor and nearly toasting one in tests, X was really not
making the SWMBO happy.
> >> Chris
> Until later, Geoffrey
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