[plt-scheme] No network - no help

From: ptg at ccs.neu.edu (ptg at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 13 08:44:27 EDT 2002

At Tue, 13 Aug 2002 07:40:24 -0400, Chris Uzdavinis wrote:
> I access the web through a proxy server that runs on another machine,
> and so my browser(s) are configured to go through the proxy server.
> When I use help from within DrScheme, it can't find any of the help
> files because the browser is still configured to use the proxy and
> it's getting confused.  (Netscape 4.7 on Linux).  When I edit the
> browser configuration to use a "direct" connection to the web, then I
> can access help.  But editing it back and forth is going to get
> tedious. Is there a way to get help working without having to keep
> changing my browser configuration?

If you run the stand-alone help-desk program on the proxy machine, that
might work.  I'm not entirely sure how the proxy interprets requests for
connections to the "local" machine.

> Secondly, the first time I run help it asked which browser I wish to
> use, but subsequently it uses the same browser as before.  What must I
> edit/delete in order to use a different browser?  I'm willing to have
> mozilla just for DrScheme help if that's the only solution.

Use the Browser preferences pannel in DrScheme's preference dialogue, which
is accessable via the Edit menu.

> (I'm running RedHat Linux 7.3.)
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Chris


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