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Old 03-16-2007, 03:47 AM   #1
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Wink Confuse on user account

Hi there...

i got some problem here
i got 2 user account on my sever
the 1st account are root just like other
the 2nd is admin that similiar to normal user account
but both of the account seem to have a limitation when some probelm happen that i believe related to the account.
the problem is..
1. i can access to internet by setting the network configuration and proxy by only using the admin account. but when i set the same network configuration on my root account just like the configuration on my admin account, i cant access the internet not like if i`m using admin account
2.if i boot as admin then i change my account to root using su command in the terminal, i could not axecute some command like ifconfig, chkconfig in the terminal.
3. some time i had probelem with my root permission. I got error message state that permission denied even i using my root account

i hope that anyone could help me with this
Old 03-16-2007, 06:35 AM   #2
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When you login using the admin account and you su to the root do you type the following??

# su

When you do this you have to give the full path to a binary to run it eg

# /usr/sbin/ifconfig

It will run then...if you want to prevent this type the following

#su -



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