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Old 11-18-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
sever
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configure Slackware to run DHCPCD for any user account. how?


Hi,
i have a slackware linux with a kernel release 2.6.33.4-smp. I need to give to all users access to DHCPCD tool or at least when the PC starts to have network activity all users.
the message is:

dhcpcd will not work correclty unless run as root
open '/var/run/dhcpcd.pid': Permission denied

how can give the access to network for all users?
thanks for your time !!!

Last edited by sever; 11-18-2013 at 12:35 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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Why would you want to run dhcpcd on a per-user basis? It should be run by the system boot scripts on startup.

What is your end goal? To have a different DHCP lease pulled for different users?
 
Old 11-19-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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i have also other user account on this machine and i need for them internet access. i mean they need internet access without log in as root, run dhcpcd and then log off and log in as user. How can i make the dhcpcd as boot process? or somehow as a solution?

tx,
 
Old 11-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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Hi,

Your network should be setup by 'root' for user access. No need for a normal user to initiate 'inet' or be allowed to configure network or other system configs. To do so can open a can of worms that you will regret.

Look at: Slackware Doc Project

Plus other Slackware links in my sig are very useful.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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Hi thanks a lot for your clue,
i solve it with the following line in the file /etc/rc.d/rc.local:

/sbin/dhcpd

however when i ran dhcpcd i get
dhcpcd: no interfaces have a carrier.

please see the attached file. it seems the KDE don't know about my network device !!!
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:43 PM   #6
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I start dhcpcd with dhcpcd eth0 or dhcpcd wlan0 for wireless
 
  


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