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Old 11-08-2003, 03:39 PM   #31
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Ok burning fuel and hitting some light chop here, are you sure I can land this thing?

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Yup - still here - Hang on need to do a little typing for you
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:45 PM   #32
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Yes just calm down - Everything is going to be A-OK....

a) Sit down and restart the machine onto which you are installing the driver

b) Type root when you are prompted for a user name - enter password... Wait for your desktop to start

c) Start a text editor

d) Open the file initab - You can find it in the directory etc

e) Find the following line in your initab

id:5:initdefault:

f) Now Change 5 to 3 so it looks like this

id:5:initdefault: <------- Change this line

It should now look like this

id:3:initdefault:

Are you with me so far?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:50 PM   #33
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The way I have mandrake set up it never calls for my user name or pass-code when I boot into it, is that going to be a problem?

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Yes just calm down - Everything is going to be A-OK....

a) Sit down and restart the machine onto which you are installing the driver

b) Type root when you are prompted for a user name - enter password... Wait for your desktop to start

c) Start a text editor

d) Open the file initab - You can find it in the directory etc

e) Find the following line in your initab

id:5:initdefault:

f) Now Change 5 to 3 so it looks like this

id:5:initdefault: <------- Change this line

It should now look like this

id:3:initdefault:

Are you with me so far?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:54 PM   #34
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Depends if you have root privileges or not - a quick way to find that out is to

START FROM c) and work your way down.... if you are allowed to save you have such privileges - If not we shall work our way through it....


In case that we have to work our way around it - You do remember your root password right? (crossing my fingers).
 
Old 11-08-2003, 03:59 PM   #35
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Yes I remember my root passcode, but I don't know what you mean by "START FROM c"

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Depends if you have root privileges or not - a quick way to find that out is to

START FROM c) and work your way down.... if you are allowed to save you have such privileges - If not we shall work our way through it....


In case that we have to work our way around it - You do remember your root password right? (crossing my fingers).
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:03 PM   #36
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I have opened myMandrake Control Center, actually in the root@localhost black space looking DOS type screen, I'm I close?

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Yes I remember my root passcode, but I don't know what you mean by "START FROM c"

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Old 11-08-2003, 04:04 PM   #37
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Try typing mc <Press Enter>
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:08 PM   #38
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It says bash: mc: command not found, when I enter mc and then press enter.

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Try typing mc <Press Enter>
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:12 PM   #39
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Remember I have Mandrake 9.2

Nimoy,

Remember that I have Mandrake 9.2

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It says bash: mc: command not found, when I enter mc and then press enter.

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Old 11-08-2003, 04:17 PM   #40
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Mkay....

Don't despair it just means the midnight commander isn't installed - too bad, would have made the whole deal a lot easier....

Try typing emacs <Enter> instead - when it starts tell me if it's the GNU graphical one or not...
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:21 PM   #41
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It says the same thing bash: command not found, oh and I am typing in lower caps.

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Mkay....

Don't despair it just means the midnight commander isn't installed - too bad, would have made the whole deal a lot easier....

Try typing emacs <Enter> instead - when it starts tell me if it's the GNU graphical one or not...
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:26 PM   #42
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Mkay... they are making this difficult for us eh?

Does typing vi <And pressing Enter do anything>
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:26 PM   #43
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d-1 [/B][/QUOTE] Running out of fuel, losing air speed are you still with me captain?



[QUOTE]Originally posted by dolphans1
[B]It says the same thing bash: command not found, oh and I am typing in lower caps.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:27 PM   #44
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yes
I get a VIM improved screen


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Mkay... they are making this difficult for us eh?

Does typing vi <And pressing Enter do anything>
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:29 PM   #45
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I get type q enter to exit

type help or F-1 for online help

or type help version6 enter for version help.

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Running out of fuel, losing air speed are you still with me captain?



Quote:
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It says the same thing bash: command not found, oh and I am typing in lower caps.
 
  


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