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Location: Austin,TX most of the year...in Euless,TX the rest of it
Distribution: RH 9.0
What am i doing wrong?
I tried typing in "ifconfig", and expected the info about my network interfaces....but it said "command not found"...i did a man ifconfig and all the info about it seems to be there. Are there any arguments i'm missing after it? I looked in my Red Hat book and on other threads and from what I absorbed, it seemed as if "ifconfig" was all i had to type to show all the info ....i also tried "ifconfig eth0"..but that didn't work either...Any ideas? Thanks.
it's not "su <password>" ... either use "su" then [Enter] then enter the password, or type "su -" and do the same. This command allows a user to get the permissions and abilities of another user; default being the superuser, or root
Umok, from my knowledge, it is not *absolutely* right.
To understand this, try this command "ldconfig" and see the difference between the console by "su" and the super konsole. (this command is no harmful)
Also, I know there exist some differences between the console by "su" and the pure super Konsole, but I still hope some "oldb" would tell me what are the difference.
What does it say when you log in? Are you booting straight into the GUI or to the command-line? RH9, I believe, defaults with Gnome but I don't know. Either way, you should be able to open any ol' console window (or "konsole" if you're using KDE) and use the "su" command
Oh wait! RedHat has a different command, I betcha than the standard ifconfig; I can't remember it off the top of my head (I'm a Slackware guy, myself), but if you do a search on the forums for "red had ifconfig" I'm sure you'll find something
dcruz, again as I've posted, I suggest trying in either of the two ways:
1. Directly log in as root and try the same command
2. try "system tools"-> ["more tools"]->"super konsole" and then you will be asked for a password.