[sf-lug] Sunday meeting at the Javacat--11 AM to 1 PM

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sun Mar 4 07:40:34 PST 2007

you nailed it.
thanks for the ssh -Y alternative.

On Mar 3, 2007, at 10:35 PM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting jim stockford (jim at well.com):
>> someone emailed me directly and offered a spare DVD; if that person
>> brings it sometime, we'll all have the opportunity to install some
>> hardware and then tear our hair out finding the right drivers and
>> applications.
> ATAPI ("IDE") CD and DVD drives all have no-brainer generic ATAPI 
> driver
> support for read mode, in Linux.  There's pretty much nothing to do.
> For write mode (on "burner" drives that also support writing data to
> media), the situation's almost that good:  Pretty much everything is
> addressable using the standard MMC-3 disk-writing command set -- so you
> just use ye olde dvdrecord / cdrecord utilities, and they Just Work.
> As to the hardware itself, you just set the jumper and plug it in.  
> Long
> as you have the usual Philips screwdriver, you're gold.
>> it'll be good practice using the DISPLAY environment variable, too.
> Um, why?  Wouldn't you just do "ssh -Y user at hostname" and let ssh take
> care of all the DISPLAY and MIT magic cookie claptrap automatically
> (assuming you're determined to do remote X11, which which in my
> experience isn't really all that useful)?  I might be missing your
> point:  There are probably other reasons why one might need to reset 
> the
> value of DISPLAY -- but usually the main reason is remote X11 imaging,
> which is much less painful if you just tunnel it through ssh.
> -- 
> Cheers,
> Rick Moen                                    Ita erat quando hic 
> adveni.
> rick at linuxmafia.com
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