[plug] Fedora 10
daniel at rimspace.net
Mon Apr 27 09:13:48 WST 2009
Jim Householder <nofixed at westnet.com.au> writes:
> Thanks. I finally got bitten trying to take a shortcut. I thought if
> it's possible to have an xorg.conf, why not copy the one I've been
> using. Not a good idea.
Actually, that is a fine idea in most cases; the files are mostly
compatible between versions. I did this for years, successfully. :)
> Not only did I loose the gui, removing xorg.conf failed to restore it.
It is a good idea to preserve the original file you are replacing,
though, just in case. ;)
> Anyway, I reinstalled from scratch on an older 32-bit Intel system and
> it's working now.
> Curious thing though. I initially installed on a 64-bit AMD system
> with only one hdd, and used the entire disk. When I tried using the
> disk on the 32-bit Intel system, it failed to boot, saying an LVM
> could not be found. It looks like maybe the installer detected the
> 64-bit cpu and installed some code not good on 32-bit. Or
As far as I know the LVM headers should be compatible between 32 and 64
bit, and those are data, not code... Strange, as you say.
> Other than fine control over what programs are run as root, is there a
> difference between sudo and kdesu?
Yes. The later (like kdesudo) is designed to run X11 applications as
another user, while the former isn't. Mostly this is xauth related stuff.
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