big sigh and many questions.
annas at drizzle.com
Thu Oct 3 17:44:01 EDT 2002
Anna Schneider back again. See I try to work on my system, hit problems
almost immediately and then don't do anything for two months. Such is my
relationship with computers. Now, let's see if I can make any sense.
First, I did get a couple of tutorial, I think they are tutorial, Red Hat
CD's with my system, but I don't know how to access them. I have to do
something with mount don't I, but I do I know what I'm mounting, and how
do I know which device is designated as what, and once I get the CD
writer/reader mounted, how do I read the information it has?
second, I'm still having modem problems. I can dial in with ppp okay, but
then I can't seem do telnet or ssh, and I don't know where their config
files are, or their how-to files. I means I've skimmed the info pages on
them but it's all jibberish to me. When I try ssh, I get something about
host name resolution failure, and telnet just can't find the host. Now,
from my non-ppp account on Drizzle, I often telnet to the catalog ofr the
Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, and that works fine, but when
I even tried doing that on my Linux machine, I couldn't. It couldn't find
it or something, but I'm wondering if it's actually a problem on my end.
This doesn't make any sense does it. I can't do anything. Every time I
try I go backwards. I don't understand the the info pages because they
are so terminology ladend. I can't find help on the things I need because
I don't know where to look. Oh, and I can only access my moem as root, not
as anther user and I can find where to change that because I don't know
what to look for.
Can anyone sort through this and give me pointers. This is starting to
throw my life into chaos.
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