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1999/2/2-3 [Computer/SW/OS/Solaris, Computer/SW] UID:15342 Activity:high
2/1     How do you specify the resolution for X windows on Sun Sparc
        workstations?  I couldn't find something similar to Xconfig
        file as for XFree.  Thanks.
        \_ you only have a very limited set of resolutions on sparc, and
           you have to do it the hard way. set it in eeprom values.
           something like
             setenv output-device screen-r1248x1024x76
             (last bit is either 66 or 76, for hz)
             but that syntax is not 100% correct
           \_ So this is done at shell level before I run xinit?  How does
              shell affect EPROM values?
              \_ good god, i SAID eeprom. are you incapable of
                reading online documentation at ALL? Hell, it even
                comes with a SEARCH facility these days. http://docs.sun.com
                [and how did you get your hands on a real sun anyways, being
                 this clueless about them?]
                \_ uh, you're the clueless one.  You can set X resolution
                   on Solaris through the X configuration.  No eeprom
                   editing is necessary.  -tom
                   \_ SPARC. He said SPARC. and I'm betting he does not
                      have anything fancy like a creator, etc.
        \_ if its a Creator or Creator3D or anything recent w/ 3D graphics
           use ffbconfig -shac
           \_ or possibly afbconfig (for the Elite3D I think) -drex
1999/2/2-20 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:15343 Activity:nil 52%like:15371
2/16    CSUA GENERAL MEETING: Thurs. Feb. 18, 7:00pm, 306 Soda.
        Special Alumni Presentation on the Computer Gaming Industry!
1999/2/2-5 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:15344 Activity:kinda low
2/1     mdw comments on revision of CS Linux policy (the infamous
        "policy.txt") in ucb.os.linux.  Take a look.  -- schoen
        \_ I have to say, it doesn't bode well for those who are
           or might someday be in the position of setting policy
           when the documents they create are referred to using
       the prefix "the infamous". Certainly none of us is a
           Thomas Jefferson, but I can only hope better writers
           (or perhaps just cooler heads?) are called to the
           task in the future. -brg
           or might someday be in the position of setting policy when
           the documents they create are referred to using the prefix
           "the infamous". Certainly none of us is a Thomas Jefferson,
           but I can only hope better writers (or perhaps just cooler
           heads?) are called to the task in the future. -brg
           \_ Are you saying the policy writers need cooler heads or those
              who were attacking the policy?  You, Sir, are no Thomas
              Jefferson!
                \_ Cooler heads all 'round, but in this case,
                   I specifically meant the policy writers. -brg
           \_ Well, that policy _was_ pretty infamous: mdw used "Draconian".
              It was written in a hurry by someone who was frightened and
              apparently did not consult with many other people.  These are
              not very encouraging ways to write policy.  -- schoen
              \_ Frightened of what?  Hordes of  free roaming linux users
                 overwhleming the Soda network with unchained packets?
                 \_ A penguin stampede! :-)  But they were mostly
                    frightened because of the abysmal security of the
                    default RedHat installation -- you can install
                    "Everything" and get all sorts of weird daemons running
                    by default.  And RedHat is a lot easier to install than
                    many other Unixes; so it's very tempting for novice
                    admins, or, as Pope might say:

                        A little learning is a dangerous thing:
                        Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
                        There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
                        And drinking largely sobers us again.  -- schoen
                        \-re: msft and linux etc, as dryden did write
                          [well, more or less] ... --psb
                           And, Bill's marketing manag'd it so well,
                           The bad found no occasion to rebel.
                           But, when to sin our bias'd nature leans,
                           The careful Gates is still at hand with means;
                           The moderate sort of men, thus qualifi'd,
                           Inclin'd the balance to the better side:
                           But when the chosen people grew more strong,
                           The rightful cause at length became the wrong:
1999/2/2 [Uncategorized] UID:15345 Activity:insanely high
2/2     Free HIV testing today, Tang Center, 4-6pm - danh
        \_ the only people who need HIV testing are people who have sex and
           you know you won't find any on CSUA.
           \_ I believe in Immaculate Infection. - danh
1999/2/2 [Academia/Berkeley/Ocf] UID:15346 Activity:nil
2/2     OCF was hacked and is now offline...
        \_ so, did you just hack it?
1999/2/2-5 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:15347 Activity:nil
2/2     Berkeley game startup: /csua/pub/jobs/infinite-machine.  --pld
        \_ /csua/pub/jobs/infinite-machine: No such file or directory
         \_ typo city: /csua/pub/jobs/infinte-machine
        \_ typo fixed.  setenv UGRAD
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