I just installed Linux, and every time I type in ls (and its switches)
or elm, I get a message saying "Segmentation fault".
I haven't tried many other commands, but my suspicion is that they will
fubar as well.
I just installed it this morning, so I'm trying to get the feel of
wher everything is, so if the answer is in the HOWTO and/or FAQ, I have
no clue where they are. The fact that I can't do an ls only complicates
My questions are:
1) What is a segmentation fault, and
2) How do I fix it? Reinstall Linux?
I don't know if this has anything to do with my error(s) but:
When I was installing Linux, I got a message saying it couldn't find a
file. The message appeared when I was installing various parts of TeX
and once or twice on the X section. I think it was for the same file.
I also probably loaded in three zillion too many drivers (like for SCSI
devices that I don't have now but may get, i.e. I loaded the drivers for
future compatibility). I'm running a 486/40 with 2 IDE drives, a
Conner 420MB (DOS) and WD 1083MB (Linux), 8meg memory, 16meg swap file
and an NE2000-compliant ethernet card.
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