On 12/17/2011 10:02 PM, g wrote:
it is a sham/shame that stores do not have techs with more knowledge
than what they do. even tho most all systems are sold with oos, there
are still some that sell with linux.
therefore, give thought to set up a user home for tech to use and remove
everything from menu that he/she can cause problems with, including any
Already done ...
iow, leave him/her with firefox, thunderbird under kde. i doubt they could
handle gnome or anything else. also, set up ".bash_profile" and ".bashrc"
to a minimum.
They'll get thunderbird, but no email (if they want it, I'll have to
have a reason). Good point about gnome / kde ... I was assuming that
they wouldn't need a shell. I planned on leaving the rc files et al at
rename 'rm', 'kill', 'su', 'sudo', etc. then hope they do not know about
Sudo should be controlled by sudoers file, right? So I only need to
worry about 'su' and if they know it and are able to crack my rich
password, then they know more than I do and its pointless to try to
protect. Renaming 'rm' and 'kill' are good ideas I hadn't thought of ...
they may be overkill but its not a bad idea for me to have a "you can't
hurt me" account for other reasons (like my niece wanting to play with
Linux and her boyfriend being "a video game major" who only knows
Windows but knows it very well ...).
There's one of those cryptic emoticons after the <ctrl+alt+fx> .. I have
to plead "not being hip" and making sure you aren't trying to tell me
some info I need (yes, I am old-school and making expressive statements
with a computer stopped at Christmas wreaths made of punch cards to the
amusement of folks of that era).
There's no porn, child or otherwise, to have to worry about (I still
shake my head when I read stories about computer techs discovering it on
machines they've been asked to work on --- kind of a Henny Youngman
variant of "Arrest me -- please").
such was very dumb, but then again, they were using oos.
Very dumb is being kind ...
The issue is Maya Beta and my code that uses it. NDA and all that.
just rename and do not worry about it. because you have it backed up,
delete if you wish further safety.
Point of honor says I remove to DVD and restore afterwards ... I owe it
to the folks I know developing Maya to act as though I was doing what
they would wish. They've been good to me and I know they'd want it removed.
Yes, I have a backup that I'll only know is good when I need it.
if it was an rpm package, 'rpm -V' should work.
I'll try that, thanks for the suggestion (though I can't tell you
whether what was stored is an rpm). Right now, I'm more interested in
understanding the original email that explain what to do regarding
getting boot info on. Plus I am trying to drill down the alternate
Phoenix website (per your suggestion) to see if I can verify whether a
bios upgrade would resolve that issue.
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