[clug-talk] fixing broken applications
waltersm at telusplanet.net
Mon May 22 20:53:34 PDT 2006
My brother Mel pointed out that since I have x window working now that I
have broken applications and not a broken x window system, and that I
should not use the kanotix live CD to reinstall kanotix but should just
use it as a live boot to rescue the system. He said that when he has
time to come over he will help me get my system running again to my
satisfaction and will help me set up a backup system on several CD's
which takes a snap shot of my system before I try new applications so
that in case I break something, I can return to the point before I broke
something. And once I do that, I could do a snap shot back up before I
try out installing new applications and can indeed do a snap shot back
up on a regular basis.
So if I learn how to set up and maintain a snap shot back up system I
can then be a little more adventurous.
Mel pointed out that since I have x window working, I just have a few
So I have decided that I can use my system as it is until my brother can
show me what to do to fix what is broken and how to set up a snap shot
I have therefore decided to use my system as it is until he helps me by
coming over. I will know by Wednesday whether he can come over this week
end. So I have decided not to do anything dangerous before he comes
over. And included in the category of dangerous is installing kanotix
off the live CD when I do not have to.
I will let the group know what I have learned about my system after my
brother Mel comes over.
Most of my applications still work, so I will not be tempted to do
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