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Old 07-08-2010, 03:26 AM   #1
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Installing Device Driver As a Normal User


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I need to know whether it is possible to insert or install a device driver without root permissions? or can we instal a device driver as a normal user?. If possible, please provide me the guidelines to do. Thanks In Advance.

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Old 07-08-2010, 03:42 AM   #2
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No. You can't. It's a good thing, too.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 03:53 AM   #3
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Hi,

Don't mark your threads as urgent. It might be for you, but it definitely isn't for us. We're not a helpdesk that need to solve issues before a certain time. We are all volunteers here and doing this for fun.

I know for a fact that some people won't even open a thread if they see urgent in the thread title.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 04:16 AM   #4
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with 66 posts you should know NOT to use " URGENT"
and you should already know that the answer is NO you can not install a device driver as a normal user.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 05:42 AM   #5
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Thank you John and Random Troll. Hi Mr.druuna, Thanks for your kind advice. Could you please suggest me a word for replacing URGENT. If something is URGENT menace, i don't know how to say. I know THIS IS NOT A HELP DESK. BCOZ I am also contributing to this community. You are just a senior member, thats it. Hey Mr.druuna I don't want your help further.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 06:08 AM   #6
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Hi,

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Could you please suggest me a word for replacing URGENT.
Stating that something needs an answer right now is what is frowned upon by this community. Replacing urgent with another similar word won't change anything.

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Hey Mr.druuna I don't want your help further.
If you feel that way, fine. I'll let others help you in the future and will unsubscribe from this thread after posting this reply.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 07:12 AM   #7
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Could you please suggest me a word for replacing URGENT
You'll see that I made the appropriate change in the thread title.

If you can tell us why you need to manage drivers as a normal user, we might give better help. For example, why can't you simply log in as root to install the driver?

If you don't like the advice that you get from a senior member, then it's sometimes better to keep silent---assuming that you want people to help you in the future.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 08:14 AM   #8
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You'll see that I made the appropriate change in the thread title....

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I would like to create a package which will insert TUN/TAP driver for VPN access. This is meant for a mobile device and hence root permission cannot be granted to the person installing the package. Kindly suggest a solution for this.

Sorry for being furious with my previous posts... Druuna, I will be a good boy from now on...
 
Old 07-08-2010, 08:23 AM   #9
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sudo?
 
Old 07-08-2010, 10:49 PM   #10
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sudo?
It is not sudo. The driver i am going to install to a mobile device.
 
  


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