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Old 10-06-2003, 01:12 PM   #1
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Question Permission Dennied


I've just installed RH 9.0 and is now trying to solve the problem regarding my Nvidia graphics card (can't get into the graphical interface)
I've browsed through the forum and found many solutions but I can't seem to apply them due to Permission Dennied.

I've boot as a single user and my prompt looks like this -
[sh-2.05b#]
I tried typing "/etc/X11/XF86Config" but I got the error -Permission Dennied
I type "login" and enter "root" as my login followed by my password.
I got this msg.

login(pam_unix)[3758]:session opened for user root by root(uid=0)
Last login:Tue Oct 7 00:43:46
login -- root[3758]:ROOT LOGIN ON Console
[root@localhost root]#

I then proceed by typing "/etc/X11/XF86Config" again but still got the error - Permission Dennied
I tried using "su", "su -", "su root" as my login name but were all unsuccessful.

What went wrong? Do I need to access the /etc/X11/XF86Config file to be able to update my nvida driver?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 01:28 PM   #2
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at the command prompt ( it looks like a dollar sign $ )
type
su
<it now asks for your password for root>enter pass

what happens??

please post results
 
Old 10-06-2003, 01:47 PM   #3
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did you type only '/etc/X11/XF86Config' ? you'd need to specify an editor to use, as in: 'vi /etc/X11/XF86Config' -- 'vi' calls the editor vi, with the filename as argument.

(make sure to read a basic command tutorial on vi before you try to use it - it's easy, but not intuitive)

yes, you'll need to modify the text file XF86Config to configure the nvidia driver - look here as a start:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=71711

 
Old 10-06-2003, 02:04 PM   #4
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# gvim /etc/X11/XF86Config

will pop it up in a nice little gui like a not pad with some the commands builtin
 
Old 10-07-2003, 11:51 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. Sorry for the slow reply becase I just got back from work. Will try it ASAP and post the results.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 04:05 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, I've managed to log on into X windows. I forget to add in the 'vi'.

Now comes the harder part of installing my sound and modem. Hmm.. wonder if it's possible to write a device for my modem because I'm using a Hurrican 7000 USB modem from Prolink and I doubt anyone uses that in Linux

Finally, I'm thinking of havingWIN 2003 Sever, WIN 2K together with RH, Mandrake and Slakeware on a hard-disk. And another hard-disk with Win XP.
Do u guys think it's possible?
Will it overload my MBR and do I need a veryhigh end computer?
 
  


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