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Old 06-09-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question dmidecode 2.8 in Debian

Why I can't use dmidecode (version 2.8) in Linux Debian Etch (kernel with a ordinary user?

It's returning a message:
# dmidecode 2.8
/dev/mem: Permission denied

With root user I have no problem.
Thanks in advanced.
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type this as root...

or use sudo

info dmidecode
Most admins would not like general users to be able to change the bios settings.

definate ly not safe!


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