On 28. jan 2006, at 23.28, Brian D. Carlstrom wrote:
Brian Durant writes:
> This one put into some other sort of mode in the terminal with a ">".
If you accidentally do something to make the shell think you want to
continue on the next line of input it will give you this continuation
prompt. for example doing a typ like
>> sudo tail -f /var/log/messages
> This one accepted my user password, but the response stated that I
> wasn't in the sudo folder and that I would be reported (?!?)
it probably said you weren't in the right "group", not folder. the
"reported" just means it email a breaking report to root on your
you need to configure /etc/sudoers to list who can use sudo, probably
with a line like:
RoadTripDK ALL=(ALL) ALL
if you are the only user. on my machines we have many admins so we
a group but if there is just use this is probably the simplest thing.
I believe that everything above this point has been solved now. Many
> 1) So first, I need to get sudo working.
hope I helped above
I ran 'system-config-sound' after having run 'yum check-update', 'yum
list updates' and 'yum update' + a reboot. I got an error message.
Sorry I can't be more specific. I have a problem with getting my
FAT32 formatted USB key to mount. I have been using that to transfer
text files from my Linux boots to my OS X boot, where I do all of my
e-mail writing as I can't stay booted into YDL for too long with the
fan revving problem. I get a usb (driver???) error message right at
the start of the boot process.
> 2) "yum check-update" returns something about some file
missing in /
just a guess, but you really need to be root to run most yum commands.
otherwise it often fails with strange errors. one of my least favorite
things about yum, although its better in FC4 than YDL I think, just
because its a later version.
> 3) I need to do a total system update with yum. Is there one command
> I can use???
just "yum update" should update everything.
Yes, no worries as stated above.
> 4) kudzo prompting me at boot to remove and add drivers that appear
> to be the same
yeah, i think you can tell it to shutup if you pick the right
boot. I don't see this anymore. it should timeout and contineu
I still see this after having updated to the latest of everything.
Yes, it times out and continues booting. Mainly an irritation, but
this could be the source to some of my problems as well.
> 5) no sound
yeah, this is a common problem. With FC4 I finally got some basic
working. YDL 4.1 says this is better than 4.0.1
Greatly improved sound support
but that doesn't mean it works for your machine. :)
> 6) windfarm module problems
you might just need to install a 2.6.15 kernel yourself... its not
hard or you could get a prebuilt ones from ppckernels.org
note that I've ever tried that myself, but often i get source or
files from there for comparison
Never done this. I am willing to give it a try, but I would need very
specific instructions. It seems like it could be a scary operation to
do something like this. On the other hand, I understand that it may
solve at least some of my problems. I have tried 'yum install kernel-
g5', so I know that I am running the latest YDL kernel at this time.
How would I make sure that everything that is implemented in the YDL
kernel, also would work in the new kernel and which one do I choose?
Oh, BTW I was wondering if I would have any problems with doing the
1) Install all of GNOME. I have read that there can sometimes be
problems with libraries? Would this be 'yum install gnome*'?
2) Install Firefox and Thunderbird. There sometimes seem to be
problems with plug-ins and the like after these are installed.
3) InstallApt4RPM. This FAQ seems to have disapeared from the
Terrasoft Solutions site and there isn't anything at Fresh RPMS either.