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Old 04-23-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
phsythax
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Eee with Ubuntu "command not found"


Hi!

A friend of mines Ubuntu installation on his Eee has got strange problems:
Basic commands like "id" "uname" and "whoami" returns "Command not found".

From what i understood on his description then he is not logged in as root, however this shouldnt affect commands like "id" or "whoami".

The reason he called for my assistance was becourse of the fact that he needs to install specific drivers to get it his wireless working.

I have no idea how to proceed, so after searching the net using Google, i ended up here asking you guys for help.

Cheers
 
Old 04-23-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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Hi!

A friend of mines Ubuntu installation on his Eee has got strange problems:
Basic commands like "id" "uname" and "whoami" returns "Command not found".

From what i understood on his description then he is not logged in as root, however this shouldnt affect commands like "id" or "whoami".

The reason he called for my assistance was becourse of the fact that he needs to install specific drivers to get it his wireless working.

I have no idea how to proceed, so after searching the net using Google, i ended up here asking you guys for help.

Cheers
Try this:

Code:
export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin
Then try to give him a hand, it's possible he's inputing the commands into an incorrect location also. One other thing you can try is inputing the full path of the command...

/usr/bin/whoami

Hope it helps
 
  


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