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Old 07-22-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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commands "init" and "modprobe" not working

I have seen numerous tutorials for fedora core involving the commands "init" and others involving "modprobe". These worked on Mandriva, but in fedora core 4, all i get is "init - command not found" (and the same for modprobe).

Is there a way to enable these commands? I dont get why they work for some people but not others (exluding a spelling mistake on the command, but i made sure it was spelt right, typed in correctly, etc.)

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 07-22-2005, 11:44 PM   #3
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In FC the /sbin folder is not in the path. To run configuration commands (like modprobe, ifconfig, iwconfig , etc) try prefixing them with /sbin/ or /usr/sbin

for example:
Another alternative is adding sbin and /usr/sbin to the path.

I like NOT having the configuration commands in the path, those commands are not meant to be used constantly, just while you are configuring your system.


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