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Feb
15
comment How can I tell if my password is set?
On a login console, a blank password is the same as no password.
Feb
15
comment How can I tell if my password is set?
Try to log in without password (and without your ssh private key of course).
Feb
13
comment Viewing man pages with scroll wheel support
I am a little confused by your question, because usually terminals already have a scrolling support in place to look at past output, so how would your system interact with the terminal exactly? Would it override the existing one for the duration of the pager runtime?
Feb
13
comment How to determine “native” sizes for bitmapped fonts?
Are you sure this font is a bitmap font?
Feb
13
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13
comment calling javac from CentOS 7
Glad to be of help.
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12
comment login failure due to faulty shell
If login as root is enabled, you could always do that on a virtual console, but many distros rely on sudo these days, so your only solution would be to boot in single user mode or use a repair bookable device.
Feb
12
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12
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Feb
12
answered What is the purpose of a start up script?
Feb
12
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Feb
12
comment what do i need to do additionally to start X in order to not end in a black screen?
The x program is a bit analogous to the Unix kernel, in the sense that it works like the program bootstrapping the windowing system, but it does not provide a "shell" functionality. startx more or less equates to init: it will set things up, and eventually spin up the programs you want to have running first in your session (for instance a window manager). mdm is the graphical login interface (a bit like getty).
Feb
12
comment what do i need to do additionally to start X in order to not end in a black screen?
Well,the preferred command might do several other things to help the service terminate properly, and perhaps handle some things outside of the service duty pertaining to the interaction between the OS and the service. That's very generic explanation because in this instance I don't know what actions are being performed.
Feb
12
comment what do i need to do additionally to start X in order to not end in a black screen?
Rather than killall, certainly a service stop would have been preferable (though the service script might do a kill behind the scene).