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Old 04-08-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
scoobyracer
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capabilties access denied


this is what i get when i type in lspci -v in terinal how do i change it
 
Old 04-08-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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It means you don't have access to the device, you may need to add your self to certain groups (audio, cdrom, usb, etc), also just running lspci as root should grant you access.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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are typing it as root?

If you don't know what I'm saying, you should read up about user management, and maybe file permissions.
There are a few newbie guides on the internet, the mostly cover these basic subjects.
(there used to be a time these answering such questions only needed 4 letters: RTFM)
 
Old 04-08-2009, 03:37 PM   #4
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It means you don't have access to the device, you may need to add your self to certain groups (audio, cdrom, usb, etc), also just running lspci as root should grant you access.
How do i do all this im new to this os
 
Old 04-09-2009, 08:42 AM   #5
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scoobyracer:

Have you get through with your problem by now?

In Linux there is what we call "permissions" or "authority" to read or write or execute files <like scripts or commands> a regular user may have limited permissions, only "root" has the super user permissions. If you know how to become "root" user in your linux then you can execute any command available or open read write any file in the system.

In linux mint you enter:

$ sudo -i
$ (enter your regular user password)

root@host #

see your terminal will look like that and you're now a root
but be careful and be sparing in running your pc as root as there are many things you should avoid yourself, remember the saying: WITH GREAT POWER IS GREAT RESPONSIBILITY, you are responsible in whatever you act upon your system as root.

New linux users must read basic tutorials in order to enjoy more in their linux experience. Here is the tutorial, very good tutorial, that helped me in many ways learning linux:

http://www.freebookcentre.net/unix-b...heer)-PDF.html

You can download the pdf file into your Desktop so that you can read it or make it a reference even offline. Mint can open pdf files automatically.

Hope this helps. Goodluck.
 
  


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