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Old 05-19-2014, 08:04 AM   #16
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Are you logged in on your system as the superuser? Root?

Only his chi-kung is mighty enough to weild that ancient voodoo.....

Correction: We got voodoo for every chi-kung around here....
It's just not every chi-kung can command every piece of voodoo, and when you make a system call that's beyond your users normal rights, the shell plays dumb and says "Command Not Found".
What??????????????????????
 
Old 05-19-2014, 08:15 AM   #17
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You have to be logged in as root to run that command. Otherwise the shell tells you "command not found".
When you first installed your OS, you set a password in the machine and then created a user account (probably "don" based on your bash shell prompt of don@don-CQ1270L:

Ignore the following section of the post, I'm showing this gentlemen how you would do this on a RHEL install. If you look a couple of posts down, you'll find 273 providing us with the correct solution, please disregard... and thank you 273
It's fine, just type in su and it will ask you for a password, use the very first one you set in the machine, not the Don password. It'll take the password and elevate your user rights to that of the super user (root)
su stands for "switch user", if you don't specify one the shell assume you mean root.
As soon as you've run the command and captured the data, exit the root shell by typing "exit". You wont loose the terminal, you'll just log out of the root user. Never just leave yourself in a su'd root user. Your supposed to use "sudoers" to authorize yourself to run one single command as root but you have to set sudoers up and we're so close now, I can practically taste virtualization (tastes like victory). Create a thread in newbie with the heading "sudoers" and people will be knocking each other over trying to get you squared away.

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Old 05-19-2014, 08:20 AM   #18
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Looks like a typo... Should that not be
Code:
dmidecode rather than dmicode
My

Play Bonny!

 
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:27 AM   #19
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Don, I have to go to some...meetings... with my court appointed psychiatrist... their going to test me again to see if I'm still "mentally deficient", whatever that means. If I don't go, he cuts of my prescription, so I gotta go.
Once you have the bios information, you can google it and the manufacturer of the bios will have an adorable little tutorial that shows you every setting in that thing. Take the opportunity to look where the settings you need are and also how to get into the bios.
IF YOU GET STUCK just holler. There are a metric fecal ton of good people here who will probably do a better job helping you than I am doing.
I hate to bail on you buddy, and I'll check in when I get back...assuming I get back...and assuming I'm in a state where I can remember my password....

Gotta go, dude....squad cars waiting....
 
Old 05-19-2014, 08:29 AM   #20
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Listen to Soady Don, he's got his head on straight.
 
Old 05-19-2014, 10:33 AM   #21
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I think I should point out that under Ubuntu the root user isn,t a live account and the first user created is put into sudoers by default. What that means, in simpler terms, is that you should preceed the dmidecide command given with sudo and it should run.
 
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:21 PM   #22
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Don, I have to go to some...meetings... with my court appointed psychiatrist... their going to test me again to see if I'm still "mentally deficient", whatever that means. If I don't go, he cuts of my prescription, so I gotta go.
Once you have the bios information, you can google it and the manufacturer of the bios will have an adorable little tutorial that shows you every setting in that thing. Take the opportunity to look where the settings you need are and also how to get into the bios.
IF YOU GET STUCK just holler. There are a metric fecal ton of good people here who will probably do a better job helping you than I am doing.
I hate to bail on you buddy, and I'll check in when I get back...assuming I get back...and assuming I'm in a state where I can remember my password....

Gotta go, dude....squad cars waiting....
I am pleased to inform you that my vbox is fixed. I was fishing around the Internet and ran across this site. http://www.yourownlinux.com/2014/04/...-in-linux.html
Were I learned how to install the latest Vbox. Windows 7 works fine. I have my StrongVPN installed and now I can watch movies from Amazon Prime movies. Thank for all the help.
 
Old 05-19-2014, 10:10 PM   #23
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Good to hear you got it working. You can mark this thread as 'solved' by going on the thread tool. Now Enjoy your movies.
 
  


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