[nycbug-talk] some OS X questions... XDarwin
george at galis.org
Tue Jun 1 19:36:09 EDT 2004
For such a cool "retail" system, I've seen a heck of a lot of quirks. I
know OS X is cool cause for most people, all that unix stuff *works*
with gui, maybe it's just *me* that needs command line, I'm the last one
to prefer gui, but my issues have sensible once I figured what they are.
Thanks for the responses. I was thinking I'd take a look if there was an
nsswitch file, but I was answering questions like "what are you doing to
my mac" when the answer was "this is a command line" and got distracted.
So, I did manage to get open office running, after I discovered I had
to make a system lib keyboard directory and put a USA.keyboard file, I
downloaded, in there, whew. But, I wasn't about to start explaining twm
to a novice. So, is sawfish available? what XDarwin window managers do
people recommend? From where? ...I don't really have an opportunity to
experiment. It looks like there is something to interface the Mac X API
but I couldn't get that to work, was I just missing something?
On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 06:11:10PM -0500, Chris Coleman wrote:
>From what I have heard, Mac OS X uses the .local domain internally for
>its rendezvous protocol, so when you use .local in a real DNS it gets
>On Jun 1, 2004, at 2:00 PM, George Georgalis wrote:
>>I have a Mac visiting me here on a dhcp lan. It doesn't
>>seem to properly resolve hosts on my .local domain.
>>".local.stage" is also here and that works fine. No clue
>>from /etc/hosts, is is the "local" domain "prohibited"?
>>Per logs, that domain doesn't reach my dnscache,
>>Few more questions, but guess better to put on separate messages...
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