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Old 12-18-2004, 05:38 AM   #1
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A question


I am a newbie to linux world, I'm trying to Install a program, but it asks me to be connected as a Root, How do i do that in the Terminal Window?

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 05:47 AM   #2
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You enter: su
then it'll prompt for your password,
 
Old 12-18-2004, 05:48 AM   #3
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hi,

you must type : su + the password you chose to become root (at least in Mandrake Linux)

Cheers
 
Old 12-18-2004, 05:53 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for your help.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 06:07 AM   #5
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please use a useful thread title next time, thanks.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 06:14 AM   #6
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what does that means " ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing ", how do i exit the X Server to be able to run the application as well?
 
Old 12-18-2004, 06:15 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
please use a useful thread title next time, thanks.
Ok.

Last edited by ForceGrown; 12-18-2004 at 06:20 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 06:25 AM   #8
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It means you should install or run the program in runlevel 3

Go to a konsole, log in as root (su command) and enter 'telinit 3'

to get back X, enter 'telinit 5'
 
Old 12-18-2004, 06:34 AM   #9
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after I connect as a Root i typed 'telinit 3', but it says "bash: telinit: command not found"
 
Old 12-18-2004, 06:42 AM   #10
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Then you'll have to open the file (as root) /etc/inittab.

I'm working on Windows while typing this message, so I can't exactly tell you what to do. Somewhere under the comments, close to the top of the file, you should see something like:

id:5:initdefault

5 means linux will boot in the graphical system (X, KDE, ...)

To boot it in runlevel 3 (non-graphical), change the 5 into 3, save it and reboot the system.

If you want to get back, enter 'kdm' (for KDE) or 'startx' (for X itself). Then again open this file and change the 3 into 5 again. Otherwise you can still edit it with vi or vim.

!!! NEVER replace this number with something else than 5 or 3, for you won't be able to decently boot your system !!!
 
Old 12-18-2004, 07:04 AM   #11
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After i type "startx" and i get into the GUI envoirment, how do i go back to the konsole mode?
 
Old 12-18-2004, 07:15 AM   #12
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If you mean runlevel 3 (the DOS - like thing), press ctrl-alt F1 (or another F key).
 
Old 12-18-2004, 07:30 AM   #13
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Ok, I've Successfully installed the Program.

Thanks a lot
 
Old 12-18-2004, 07:39 AM   #14
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Why I don't get anything when i try to run "X config" ?
 
Old 12-18-2004, 08:29 AM   #15
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bexause you need to run xf86config. I do not know any commands with spaces .
 
  


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