Problems with YD2.2 (please help)

Problems with YD2.2 (please help)

Post by Colin War » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 02:50:09



Just installed YDL on my G4 (sawtooth) 500, 25GBHD, 1GIGRAM. Most things ok
apart from getting X to work, only have 8 bit color at the moment. My
biggest surprise was when I went to "modprobe whatever" I got "modprobe:
command not found" weird I though, so I did "ybin" so I could install
another kernel, I get "ybin:command not found". In fact if I try anything I
get the same. I even re-formatted and reinstalled incase anything was
missed. What could be wrong here? Yes I have tried as root. Please help
Colin

 
 
 

Problems with YD2.2 (please help)

Post by Morten Drei » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 04:09:18



> Just installed YDL on my G4 (sawtooth) 500, 25GBHD, 1GIGRAM. Most things ok
> apart from getting X to work, only have 8 bit color at the moment. My
> biggest surprise was when I went to "modprobe whatever" I got "modprobe:
> command not found" weird I though, so I did "ybin" so I could install
> another kernel, I get "ybin:command not found". In fact if I try anything I
> get the same. I even re-formatted and reinstalled incase anything was
> missed. What could be wrong here? Yes I have tried as root. Please help
> Colin

You _are_ logged in as root?

--
Morten Dreier
http://morten.dreier.no/

 
 
 

Problems with YD2.2 (please help)

Post by cj.war » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 04:52:35




>> Just installed YDL on my G4 (sawtooth) 500, 25GBHD, 1GIGRAM. Most things
>> ok apart from getting X to work, only have 8 bit color at the moment. My
>> biggest surprise was when I went to "modprobe whatever" I got "modprobe:
>> command not found" weird I though, so I did "ybin" so I could install
>> another kernel, I get "ybin:command not found". In fact if I try anything
>> I get the same. I even re-formatted and reinstalled incase anything was
>> missed. What could be wrong here? Yes I have tried as root. Please help
>> Colin

> did you check your PATH environment variable?

> env

> should spit out PATH among other things.

> modprobe is located in /sbin in a YDL 2.1 install

ok you'll have to be a little paitent with me as i am pretty new to this.
It's actuly 2.2. First of all if i env i get

PWD=/home/colin
XAUTHORITY=/home/colin/.Xauthority
HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain
QTDIR=/usr/lib/qt2
LESSOPEN=|/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh %s
KDEDIR=/usr
USER=colin
LS_COLORS=no=00:fi=00:di=01;34:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=01;05;37;41:mi=01;05;37;41:ex=01;32:*.cmd=01;32:*.exe=01;32:*.com=01;32:*.btm=01;32:*.bat=01;32:*.sh=01;32:*.csh=01;32:*.tar=01;31:*.tgz=01;31:*.arj=01;31:*.taz=01;31:*.lzh=01;31:*.zip=01;31:*.z=01;31:*.Z=01;31:*.gz=01;31:*.bz2=01;31:*.bz=01;31:*.tz=01;31:*.rpm=01;31:*.cpio=01;31:*.jpg=01;35:*.gif=01;35:*.bmp=01;35:*.xbm=01;35:*.xpm=01;35:*.png=01;35:*.tif=01;35:
MACHTYPE=powerpc-yellowdog-linux-gnu
KDE_MULTIHEAD=false
MAIL=/var/spool/mail/colin
INPUTRC=/etc/inputrc
GTK_RC_FILES=/etc/gtk/gtkrc:/home/colin/.gtkrc:/home/colin/.gtkrc-kde

LANG=en_US
COLORTERM=
QT2DIR=/usr/lib/qt2
DISPLAY=:0.0
LOGNAME=colin
SHLVL=4
SESSION_MANAGER=local/localhost.localdomain:/tmp/.ICE-unix/1003
SHELL=/bin/bash
HOSTTYPE=powerpc
QT_XFT=1
OSTYPE=linux-gnu
HISTSIZE=1000
HOME=/home/colin
TERM=xterm
SSH_ASKPASS=/usr/libexec/openssh/gnome-ssh-askpass
PATH=/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/home/colin/bin
_=/usr/bin/env

So i don't know what that can tell you.
If i use the super-user terminal i can use all commands, but not if i log
into the root desktop. I have to su from my user desktop, weird eh.  I'm
also having trouble with X, i can't use any accelaration , but i can now
get 16bit coler. I've only ever used mandrake on my ibook so yellow dog is
new to mne. (mandrake would not install on the G4)The key next to n is also
displying an n, weird. i'll have a look at the key mnappins. Any help/tips
you could give would be very welcome.
Colin
 
 
 

Problems with YD2.2 (please help)

Post by I R A Darth Agg » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 05:31:02


On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 20:52:35 +0100,

+> ok you'll have to be a little paitent with me as i am pretty new to this.
+> It's actuly 2.2. First of all if i env i get

+> USER=colin

+> So i don't know what that can tell you.

That you're not root. Typically, only root can (or needs to) run
/sbin/ programs.

+> If i use the super-user terminal i can use all commands, but not if i log
+> into the root desktop.

Are you saying that you can log on as root at the graphical login
prompt, but it doesn't set up the correct environment for the shells
in the terminal windows?

James
--
Consulting Minister for Consultants, DNRC
I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow
isn't looking good, either.
I am BOFH. Resistance is futile. Your network will be assimilated.

 
 
 

Problems with YD2.2 (please help)

Post by R D » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 17:21:06



> On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 20:52:35 +0100,


> +> ok you'll have to be a little paitent with me as i am pretty new to this.
> +> It's actuly 2.2. First of all if i env i get

> +> USER=colin

> +> So i don't know what that can tell you.

> That you're not root. Typically, only root can (or needs to) run
> /sbin/ programs.

> +> If i use the super-user terminal i can use all commands, but not if i log
> +> into the root desktop.

> Are you saying that you can log on as root at the graphical login
> prompt, but it doesn't set up the correct environment for the shells
> in the terminal windows?

> James

I've been having similar problems.

Even though I _do_ su to root, I am unable to access */sbin commands
without cd'ing into the directory where the command resides and using
./<command> to execute it. Although I have found that when I su'ing to
root and dropping into the tcsh shell, allows me to access these
commands from anywhere, as it should be.

I would like to make my default shell tcsh.
Any ideas how I can do this, or precautions I should be aware of?

 
 
 

Problems with YD2.2 (please help)

Post by Colin Lero » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 22:12:32


Hello,

Quote:> Even though I _do_ su to root, I am unable to access */sbin commands
> without cd'ing into the directory where the command resides and using
> ./<command> to execute it. Although I have found that when I su'ing to
> root and dropping into the tcsh shell, allows me to access these
> commands from anywhere, as it should be.

This is a PATH problem. Do you "su -" or "su" ? you should use the "-"
flag to have root's env used.

Quote:> I would like to make my default shell tcsh.
> Any ideas how I can do this

Modify /bin/bash to /bin/tcsh in /etc/passwd for the accounts you want to
use tcsh.
--
Colin
Random BOFH excuse:
        improperly oriented keyboard
 
 
 

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