Eight years on

August 11, 2010

Eight years ago I sent this incredibly romantic email to a person who had started to respond to me directly from the dulug mailing list:

Subject: Re: [Dulug] red hat 7.3 install help
From: seth vidal
To: Eunice Chang
Date: 11 Aug 2002 00:17:36 -0400

On Sat, 2002-08-10 at 15:23, Eunice Chang wrote:
> okay, happy news! it works for me!
>
> one thing, though. i use gnome x windows, and i was wondering how one can
> change the display– i had the gnome ximian setup tools, but they don’t work
> in 7.3.
>
> now that i have 7.3 up and running, what else do i need to do?

Change the display to do what? If you mean the resolution then you’ll
want to go to a text-console (ctrl-alt-f1) then login as root and run
Xconfigurator.

-sv

Eight years later I’m not doing as much tech support for her but we do support each other.

10 Responses to “Eight years on”

  1. Max Says:

    Awww, that’s sweet. Happy anniversary🙂

  2. Mr. Icon Says:

    I’ll point out that at that point you thought “Eunice Chang” was a guy.🙂

  3. wade vidal Says:

    and as they say the rest is history. we ‘re glad that it was. mimi and grumpas

  4. Máirín Says:

    Congratulations!!!!🙂

  5. thruhike98 Says:

    @Mr Icon: I remembered it as him wondering whether “ejchang” was a girl or a guy. 🙂

    Eight years – very cool. You guys rock and I’m glad to know y’all.

  6. nicu Says:

    This is a true Linux success story.

    Hmmm… can we put it in the testimonials of the redesigned Fedora website?

  7. Jaroslav Reznik Says:

    Wow, congratulations! It’s like from my own dreams😉


  8. Hey, your relationship has already outlasted one dubiously-conceived X configuration tool. If only we can kill system-config-display you can chalk it up to two!

  9. Menno Smits Says:

    Awesome story🙂
    Congratulations guys.


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