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Re: Kontact crashing

On Friday 08 September 2006 00:19, Craig White wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 23:47 -0400, Jack Gates wrote:
> > On Thursday 07 September 2006 23:41, Craig White wrote:
> > > ----
> > > inane windows type of problem resolution doesn't make sense on
> > > Linux or Linux applications.
> >
> > That was condescending and totally not necessary.
> ----
> not at all
> condescending is telling you that you apparently couldn't see past
> that sentence to the one that followed which told you what to do.

I saw the useful information and I am using it now.  The first thing 
you said could have been left out or said in a more tactful way.

> condescending is telling you that you really need to learn to ask
> questions the smart way...
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

I have read that site and I do attempt to ask questions in a smart 
way.  Sometimes it is not possible especially if I don't understand 
and sometimes reading the man pages leaves me more confused.

>From here down is useful information that I can use and actually is 
teaching something useful.

> condescending is telling you in bite size chunks that you might be
> able to understand...Linux uses plain text configuration files. You
> can edit them or move them aside if you feel that it is a
> configuration problem. Linux applications report standard output
> and error output directly into the console that launched them so
> you actually have an opportunity to see it report an error. If that
> fails, you can strace the process (hint - type 'man strace')

Thank you for this information.

Jack Gates http://www.morningstarcom.net

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