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comp.windows.x Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 1/7
Section - 7) How do I ask a net-question so as to maximize helpful responses?

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When asking for help on the net or X mailing lists, be sure to include all
information about your setup and what you are doing.  The more specific you
are, the more likely someone will spot an error in what you are doing.
Without all the details, people who want to help you often have to guess --
if they are able to respond at all.

Always mention what version of X you are using and where you got it from. If
your server came from a different source as the rest of your X system, give
details of that, too.  Give the machine type, operating system, and O/S
version for both the client and server machine.  It may also be appropriate
to mention the window manager, compiler, and display hardware type you are
using.

Then tell exactly what you are doing, exactly what happens, and what you
expected/wanted to happen.  If it is a command that fails, include the exact
transcript of your session in the message.  If a program you wrote doesn't
work the way you expect, include as little of the source necessary (just a
small test case, please!) for readers to reproduce the problem.

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