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Old 09-16-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Arrow Problems with setting up internet connection and being "root"


Good evening everybody

I set up Free Mandriva Linux Spring 2oo7 on a free partition - and it works perfectly. But if you take a closer look, there are many problems I'm not able to solve.

I'm using a DLink Wireless Router (Di-524UP) and the appendant USB adaptors. When I tried to install the connection, it says there is a *.bin file missing (rt73.bin), downloadable at a certain "serialmonkey" page. So I downloaded this pack (*.tar.gz), copied it onto the linux partition and tried copying the aforementioned file (rt73.bin) into the /bin/lib directory - but it says, I got no rights, and from this follows no access to this directory. So I tried it the only way I can suppose as a Linux Newbie: launching console, typing "su root", entering the password and was pleased being root. Somehow, this wasn't the right way, it told me the same shit again. So I tried joining the root account by aborting my session to see the login-screen again. I typed "root" into the loginname section and the root-passwort into the password section, but it said, that this is not possible. So my first question is - how do I enter root mode to copy this goddamn file into the directory?

But this isn't all.
The next problem I got is the screen resolution, which normally is 1600x1200 in WindowsXP mode, but just 1024x800 in Mandriva. In the control panel I didn't recognize any option to change that. So where do I do? It's something with xorg.cfg, isn't it?

Greets from Germany,
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:30 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Napstor View Post
Good evening everybody

I set up Free Mandriva Linux Spring 2oo7 on a free partition - and it works perfectly. But if you take a closer look, there are many problems I'm not able to solve.

I'm using a DLink Wireless Router (Di-524UP) and the appendant USB adaptors. When I tried to install the connection, it says there is a *.bin file missing (rt73.bin), downloadable at a certain "serialmonkey" page. So I downloaded this pack (*.tar.gz), copied it onto the linux partition and tried copying the aforementioned file (rt73.bin) into the /bin/lib directory - but it says, I got no rights, and from this follows no access to this directory. So I tried it the only way I can suppose as a Linux Newbie: launching console, typing "su root", entering the password and was pleased being root. Somehow, this wasn't the right way, it told me the same shit again. So I tried joining the root account by aborting my session to see the login-screen again. I typed "root" into the loginname section and the root-passwort into the password section, but it said, that this is not possible. So my first question is - how do I enter root mode to copy this goddamn file into the directory?
It has been several years since I used Mandriva. In fact it was long enough ago that it was still called Mandrake. I started with a default install of Mandrake and ran into the same types of problems that you are experiencing. I resolved the problem by reinstalling Mandrake and this time setting up a root user which was an optional part of the install. Before I reinstalled I spent some time as "su root" and tried to set up a fully functional root user but could not figure out how to do it.

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Old 09-17-2007, 03:42 AM   #3
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In the Mandriva installation there is a possibility to set up a root passwort - which I did, but as you can see, there is no root user available in the login screen, but somehow it has to be there - otherwise the "su root" function wouldn't work, I suppose.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 08:07 AM   #4
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Is there really noone, who could help me?
 
Old 09-18-2007, 09:08 AM   #5
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Maybe you cannot log into the GUI as root. But you can in a terminal.
Press <CTRL><ALT><F1> to get a terminal login, login as root, do your stuff then logout.
To return to your GUI do <CTRL><ALT><F7>

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launching console, typing "su root", entering the password and was pleased being root. Somehow, this wasn't the right way, it told me the same shit again.
This should work just as well. What exactly were the error messages you got?
 
Old 09-18-2007, 10:48 AM   #6
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What exactly were the error messages you got?
"Zugriff verweigert", which should match "Access denied" in English.
Thanks for your answer, I'm gonna try it right now.
 
  


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