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Re: CUPS, Alpine, and printserving : telnet weirdness

On Tue, 04 Nov 2008 06:01:49 +1030, Tim wrote:
>>         I didn't mean to imply that I was going to install
>> telnet-server.
> Actually, you do.  Since without it, there'd be no way to telnet into
> the box and do that.  It's the telnet server that gives you a command
> line interface when you telnet into the box.

	Then I won't telnet into the box. After all, I never have.

> On the other hand, you don't have to remotely access a box to
> reconfigure the display, you can do that on the box, itself.  Just CTRL
> +ALT+F1 and you're at a text-only terminal that ought to work on just
> about every graphics chipset.  No rebooting or changing run levels
> required.  Though, once you're in that text interface, you can change
> run levels, if you want to or need to.  e.g. To kick some services back
> into life after a reconfig.

	Maybe. When this thing doesn't like a machine's setting, it says 
"out of range" for a dozen or two seconds -- and goes clear dead black, 
just as if the machine were shut clear down.

	If it does it again, I'll try Ctrl-Alt-F1; but I'll make a small 
wager it fails.

Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

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