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Old 02-24-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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ipconfig


Hello im pretty new to linux, i have been reading forums and learning for past few days. Today have been doing research on how to setup up the internet. I do however have a problem , i cant seem to access "ipconfi" or "lsmod" from the root host. I keep getting bash: command not found.

i found a way to access ldmod by typing "/sbin/lsmod"but i still cant seem access ipconfg even though i see it in green text when i do "ls /sbin/

Im guessing my directories are messed up somehow, any help would be appretiated.
Thanks.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
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did you actually try typing :
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig
at a prompt?

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Old 02-24-2005, 07:48 PM   #3
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i tried in terminal

Where would i go to get to prompt?

sorry forgot to mention im on Red Hat 9
 
Old 02-24-2005, 07:55 PM   #4
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the terminal is a prompt ...
anyways ... your saying that when you go to a terminal
and you type :
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig
it says "command not found" ?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 07:56 PM   #5
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/sbin/ifconfig works for me.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 07:56 PM   #6
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yes
 
Old 02-24-2005, 07:59 PM   #7
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actually i am an idiot, and just noticing this now ...
the title of your thread, and that you keep calling it:
Code:
ipconfig
your supposed to be typing :
Code:
ifconfig

ipconfig is for windows
 
Old 02-24-2005, 08:02 PM   #8
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heh im an idiot too for mistyping it.
thanks for the help

/sbin/ifconfig works

so i have to go through sbin everytime to get to it?
i have seen some people just typing ifconfig and it would come up.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 08:07 PM   #9
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if you are invoking that as root, then /sbin should be in your path. if you are running as a normal user, then the full path is required.

if this annoys you, you can always add /sbin to your path to the /home/yourusername/.bash_profile file.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 08:08 PM   #10
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appretiate your help guys now time to setup wireless adapter. thats another 4 days heh )
 
  


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