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Old 11-30-2004, 11:11 PM   #1
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cron job?


i have heard people mention doing a cron job, im curious as to what they are referring to.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 11:15 PM   #2
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type man cron into a terminal. man 5 crontab for info on the control file.

cron is like "scheduled tasks" in windows, only better (of course).
 
Old 11-30-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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thanks didn't even think of that. Only problem is i can't get Fedora to boot and last when i did my man pages weren't work...
 
Old 11-30-2004, 11:30 PM   #4
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Online man pages

 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:26 AM   #5
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Man pages don't work? Do you see 'man*' directories under /usr/man? Also try exporting the manpath path.

-twantrd
 
Old 12-01-2004, 09:04 AM   #6
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well right now i can't even get into the OS. I tried putting in a new cd burner and when i went to turn the computer back on it won't load cuz it says hdc: not ready for command. Last i knew my hdc was the dvd-rom drive. Im not sure how to get it ready for command. The only way i can interface with the computer is the bios and grub and i've tried live cds and install cd (boot for cd is first in the boot order but doesn't work) So i think i have to use a linux distro that can fit on a floppy to somehow deal with the problem
 
Old 12-01-2004, 10:21 AM   #7
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If I were guessing (and I am) -- I'd guess you put the new burner on the same IDE channel as the hdc, right? Did you double check your jumpers (one master and one slave)?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:23 PM   #8
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i used the new ribbon they gave me in the box of the burner, do you know of a tutorial that uses diagrams so i can make sure i put them back correctly?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:44 PM   #9
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Google did
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:51 PM   #10
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Old 12-01-2004, 02:54 PM   #11
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im not too sure how well my dvd-rom drive works so i should set that to slave i assume?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:58 PM   #12
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thanks for the help i'll post back and let you know how i make out
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:24 PM   #13
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In the case of two optical drives it doesn't really matter which is which, so long as you only have one master and one slave.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:37 PM   #14
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ok now i can get past the part of loading up that says "hdc: not ready for command" My dvd drive's jumper was on cable select and the new burner was set to master so i set the dvd to slave. but at the last step before it loads my login screen it said "I can not load your graphical x. do you want to see what the problem is yes or no?" iit was something like that. Im paraphasing, but i clicked y for yes and now im not sure what to do. to be more specific it says:

Fatal server error: could not open default font 'fixed'

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.X.org for help

Please also check the logfile at "/var/log/Xorg.O.log" for additional info.

Last edited by dr_zayus69; 12-01-2004 at 03:48 PM.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:16 PM   #15
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i can access the filesytem through the commandline but i am not sure what im looking, what i need to edit to fix the problem. And when all of a text document doesn't fit on the screen i don't know how to scroll up through it. Normally i could use the arrows but that just scrolls through the recent commands.
 
  


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