- A machine name, jkl. After getting the name,
use the system program /sbin/linuxconf to run the
"Basic Host Information" command to set the name.
- An account for peterson, my normal user name.
- For mail, I would normally use "/bin/mail". However, there is
an increasing use of MIME mail types (images, html, ...), so it looks
like it would be easier to use a more graphical mail agent. Netscape
would be good -- I've used it before. But Netscape normally wants
mail to come form POP or IMAP servers, and with Linux, mail is being
delivered directly to my machine. There is a discussion at:
about something called "movemail" that should allow Netscape to use
the normal Unix mail spooling approach.
To make it easier, I set the permissions on /var/spool/mail to "sticky",
01777, and also made myself a member of the "mail" group.
Outgoing mail should go to smtp.austin.ibm.com
A mail problem -- some of my mail was being rejected by
netmail2.austin.ibm.com; turns out that it's user database
was not properly updated.
When I changed the name of my machine from arlab030 to lyle,
now it seems that mail is being rejected again, even though
my austin ID is email@example.com. I needed to
set up /etc/mail/local-host-names to include both names
and then stop/restart sendmail (/etc/init.d/sendmail restart).
Make my user ID the same as my DCE/DFS user ID -- 17803.
Larger and better fonts are available according to
Get some true type fonts from a Windows system, and put
them in /usr/local/share/fonts/ttf. Then make sure that
xfs is running. I had problems with the default use of
xfs and changed it to "daemon xfs -daemon" to start it
Set up larger fonts for most programs.
For larger fonts in emacs -- use the menu option under MULE,
Set Font/Fontset, then select courier 14.
Also we wanted to run NFS to export a file to another
system. NFS was not run by default. We used the
"Runlevel Editor" that is available from "control-panel"
(/usr/bin/control-panel) to start up nfs at run levels
3, 4, and 5. This button runs /usr/bin/X11/tksysv,
which can be used to add or remove things from the
various runlevels. There is a file in
/usr/lib/tksysv/sysvinit.txt which describes
the runlevels and how things are started and stopped.
Once NFS is running, we can export our file. This can
be done thru linuxconf, which will create /etc/exports.
There seems to be a problem with AIX machines wanting
to use an NFS port that is "too high" for Linux, so it
is rejected as "insecure". Adding the "insecure" option
to /etc/exports gets around that:
From Pat Bohrer:
I ran across the web page below and thought it was useful. It shows
you how to set up a notes agent to forward your notes mail to unix. I
forward mine to firstname.lastname@example.org which goes to
popmail.austin.ibm.com. I can then look at it under Linux.
Double headed display on a Linux box. A new Matrox card will
support two different monitors. NOTE: Our experience says
that the monitors have to be exactly alike. (With different
monitors, the colors were wrong for the two monitors.)
Two web pages that were relevant:
Getting printing to work. Text. Postscript.
To order books, send a note to email@example.com; you
can check at cbmsi.com ,
or use Amazon .
To set the time, as root, use tick.uh.edu
(University of Houston)
by "rdate -s tick.uh.edu"
(Use Google to find "USNO stratum time servers")
To convert from postscript to gif (or maybe even pdf to gif),
use "gs" (ghostscript) to convert to jpeg (or maybe some
other format), and then xv to convert from jpeg to gif.
gs -sDEVICE=jpeg -r240x240 -sOutputFile=[output-file-name] [file].ps