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Old 02-05-2002, 05:01 PM   #1
Chypmunk
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linux frustrations.. help please!


Hey all! I still can't get linux to compile my tulip.c drivers. I can't login as root either! I have mandrake setup to boot into my user level account by default. When I log off and try to log on as root, it takes my password, shows the blue background, and stops. it was like this from the day I installed it! I can go in under failsafe, But seeing I don't know the commands, I am kinda over a stump there.. Once I get this taken care of, I would like to install wine (?) that came with mandrake 7.2 (? did it?) I can't seem to get linux running! I like it, and would replace windows with linux, But the only problem is that I need windows to connect to the wonderful world of WWW... hahaha..

Whell, Thankyou all!
Jude
 
Old 02-05-2002, 05:06 PM   #2
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can you su to root ?? or have you tried it... to have root access ?
 
Old 02-05-2002, 06:56 PM   #3
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su??

ahh.. So thats how you change users!! I will try that and get rite back to you on that!

Thankyou!
Jude
 
Old 02-05-2002, 07:00 PM   #4
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yep.. su stands for "substitute user" or some would say or call it super user.. but they are wrong...
 
Old 02-06-2002, 03:20 PM   #5
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su? YES.... I.... CAN....!! haha..

yep.. I tried the tulip driver that came with my distro, just installing pci-scan and it appeared to work.. When I went to fire up netscrape, it wouldn't launch, and now the system hangs at the grey screen when starting X windows.. ahh! Just when I got everything niced up too!

Whell, thanx!
Jude
 
  


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