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Old 04-04-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
dellthinker
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Fedora 10 on IBM T43


Hi all. I recently installed Ubuntu on my new laptop and it runs fine, I have no complaints other than the fact that im not being challenged. So i decided to go back to Fedora although i hate the fact that i have to add /sbin or /usr/sbin before any command that administrates the machine.(Maybe some day i'll figure out how to short cut it.) My question is this, before i go off installing a new distro i'd like to know if it supports my hardware. I went here to see if my hardware was supported but to no avail. Those machines dont have the same specs. So im wondering if anyone out there may have encountered this same situation that im in now. I know from past experience i've had to install every single driver for Thinkpads but for the first time in my Thinkpad life i havnt had to install jack with Ubuntu. If the same works for the new Fedora, great. But if not i need some advice. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanx in advance!

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Old 04-04-2009, 08:12 PM   #2
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i have to add /sbin or /usr/sbin before any command that administrates the machine.(Maybe some day i'll figure out how to short cut it.
That's because you're supposed to be root when you do that. Its a security thing.
You could add them to your PATH in .bashrc or .bash_profile, but its not best practice....
 
Old 04-04-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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That's because you're supposed to be root when you do that. Its a security thing.
You could add them to your PATH in .bashrc or .bash_profile, but its not best practice....

Granted, do you have anything to add on the question in hand?
 
  


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