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Old 07-24-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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Konsole = /dev/null: permission denied?????


Hello everyone. I wanted to thank a lot of you in advance. I have just gotten my PC up and running with SUSE 9.1 Pro and I'm loving it. I have been checking out the forum for a couple of days and have found the info here excellent.

I have encountered a few problems and I'm hoping you all can help me with.

1. I enter konsole and I get the following when I launch it:

bash: /dev/null: Permission denied
bash: /dev/null: Permission denied
bash: /dev/null: Permission denied
bash: /dev/null: Permission denied

I'm assuming there is a config file somewhere that tells konsole to do something when it is launched, but I don't know what it is or what it is trying to access that it doesn't have permission to.

2. I launch kmail and get an error that /usr/lib/crytplug/gpgme-openpgp.so version 0.3.16 is out-dated or not installed properly. I click OK then I get:

/usr/lib/cryptplug/gpgme-smime.so version 0.3.16 is out-dated or not installed properly.

I can see that these exist, but how do I config or "install properly"

3. I would like to disable eth0 from startup since I don't use it. It only seems to slow down boot so I figure removing this would speed up boot time.

Any ideas?

I'll be w/o a PC for the next 10 days, but wanted to see if anyone could offer any additional info that I could check out while I was gone. Thanks in advance for your help.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 07:52 PM   #2
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Quote:
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bash: /dev/null: Permission denied

I'm assuming there is a config file somewhere that tells konsole to do something when it is launched, but I don't know what it is or what it is trying to access that it doesn't have permission to.
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It's telling you right there what it doesn't have permission to access: /dev/null
Do:
ls -l /dev/null
and post your results.

Or if you're feeling lucky and you trust me do:
Code:
chmod a+rw /dev/null
as root
 
Old 08-02-2004, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I don't know what happened buy after my vacation I came back and all my problems were solved on the machine and I didn't do anything.
I can now access konsole with no errors as well as the other applications.

I thought only M$ products were like that!
 
Old 09-23-2004, 06:39 PM   #4
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Lightbulb solution to the root cause

Apparently, the problem is caused by wvdial modifying the /dev/null device node. It is supposed to be fixed by a wvdial online update. Source: http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/se..._dev_null.html
(Elsewhere, I think I have also read that it might be caused by pppd, but wvdial seems much more likely.)
Similar question: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=216785
 
  


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