OpenSUSE Install :: Admin Level Software To User Level?
Feb 6, 2010
I want to install a software called TinyOS which is an operating system designed for wireless sensor embedded networks in my account. The problem is it has instructions to install the software as an administrator since i'm not an admin of the department network i can not able to install. Is there any method to install this software as an user level rather than admin level.
I've been able to kludge a kill script which finds the correct pid for the kdeserver (or gnome server) after my system comes up in run level 5 so I can drop back to run level 3 mode. Lots of experimentation showed me that using telinit 3 and telinit 5 would occasionally leave the video memory in a mess and I would have the black screen of death.
I set the security parameter setting to autologin for me since I am the only user of my machine, but I still have to kludge the default setting under sysconfig (the DEFAULT_WM) under Window Manager to pick a certain window manager, so it takes time to manually switch the desktop.
Right now I can leave the gui and drop back to cli, but painful experimenting showed me that killing the X server is a no no. Right now I kill the kde server, which sends the SIGTERM to the X windows manager, which then figures out that it has to shut down.
Questions: Is there a better way of doing this? Apparently openSUSE figures that we have multiple users logging into the gui desktop, so the gui is always kept running and a login window with the desktop manager option forces the user to login in. With autologin, this never happens, but no choice of desktop is possible on the fly.
Can some type of script be set up to painlessly enable this to happen? And what is the best way of bringing either the Gnome or KDE desktop manager down gracefully? I do get lots of error messages as the system attempts to recover and X shuts down. It appears that apparently the single user with autologin is left out in the cold.
you can find a cutout of an output generated by "iwlist s" command for a cell. Does anybody know what Quality, Signal level and Noise level mean? What is the definition of them? I searched for it and could not find good information on it. What do these Extra:*** fields for? What does it show in the example above? How were those values computed?
hello everyone, im having a problem when my computer enters in the run level 4 as the default when i start slackware. The strange thing is that it not seems that is a X window problem, it looks like more like a configuration problem in some part of the kde script to initialize the log in, because if i manually start the X service it works fine, i dont know what is the source. Thank you in advance for the help.
I am running F10 x86_64 with Nvidia Quadro FX 3400. I installed the drivers and it worked just fine. No errors generated according to Nvidia log files. However, while in run level 5 when I try to switch to run level 3 by typing "telinit 3" or "init 3" the X server goes down and I get a blank screen. Same thing happens when I try to switch to a different tty session by <ctrl>+<alt>+F2 (or any F key for that matter). I also noticed that when I shut down my system I can't see any more the screen where services are shutting down and their status ([OK] or [failed]).
Hey Guys, I'am new here and request your help on this: After installing emacs and a few dependencies on my RHEL 5, on restarting the system, the keyboard was not able to work. I restarted several times in vein.
However, when I start in single mode, it works perfectly. I have tried looking for a solution from google, but in vein.
I have a directory that has a another directory inside it. The top directory is rather redundant since it only contains the one other one. Is there a way to delete the top level directory and have the contents simply "move up a level"?
i just upgrade my system (64 bit) form 11.2 to 11.3 (via zypper).Since the upgrade, suse boots only in text mode. I installed the ATI drivers (ATI Radeon HD4890), now i only see a backscreen after the suse bootscreen.The system seems to boot correctly. I'm able to connect normally to the fts-server which is running on the machine.I even can't boot in runlevel 3, when i try to enter the bootloader.
Earlier this evening I suddenly had hundreds of "Bug Buddy" windows start popping up, which seemed to be stuck in an infinite loop. I rebooted to find myself stuck in run-level 3, due to multiple daemons unable to boot.I cant copy & paste the logs as I have no way to transfer them over to this PC.
Failed services in runlevel 5: earlyxdm xdm avahi-daemon network-remotefs Of course when ever I run 'startx' neither my mouse or keyboard works.I've finally joined the forums, pitty It's because of errors.
On my fresh installed 11.4: I boot the desktop entry in GRUB, and it's doing a fast boot. It loads INIT and switchs to runlevel 7. Then the comment: Code: init: No more processes left Or something like that. after a CTRL+ALT+DEL and a press on enter during the driver load, it all works fine. Is that just a standard fault, or should I do something? If so, what?
I have installed OpenSuse 11.4 as a Xen guest on a host system running SLES11 and it gets stuck just as it reaches run level 3. I can ping it and various network ports are open but the virtual text console is unresponsive and I cannot ssh to the machine. Port 10080 (Amanda backup) is also open but not functioning properly. The odd thing is that this problem happened when I first installed the guest and then went away only to reappear when I rebooted after installing the latest kernel via Online Update.
Here are the last few messages on the console: Starting NFS client services: sm-notify idmapd..done Mounting network file systems ...Starting rpc.statd .....done ..done Starting sound driver..done ..done Starting irqbalance ..done Starting java.binfmt_misc ..done Setting up (remotefs) network interfaces: .....
Here are the last few messages from ssh: debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,keyboard-interactive,hostbased debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering RSA public key: /home/bobv/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Server accepts key: pkalg ssh-rsa blen 277 debug1: Authentication succeeded (publickey). Authenticated to stafflinux ([220.127.116.11]:22) debug1: channel 0: new [client-session] debug1: Requesting firstname.lastname@example.org debug1: Entering interactive session.
Note that I have set RUN_PARALLEL="no" in /etc/sysconfig/boot I have console=xvc0 as a kernel startup parameter. How I might debug this?
I am trying to change the default screen resolution in Run Level 3 to 640x480. I have tried changing the menu.1st file and the vga=0x301 mode sticks until the system begins to boot and then resets to a higher resolution. This system does not have X, or Sax2 so no go on those options. This is OpenSuse 11.3 x64.
I played the apprentice sorcerer trying to install mysql workbench by my own and I messed up the system 11.1 by removing accidentally some libraries and decided to jump on 11.4 by using the update feature from the DVD. It worked all good (it seems at least: I didn't lost any datas and all my servers are running ok) but there is no more X11 server (kde) running for the run level 5.
I checked the inittab file and it is set to 5. I can log on root account and now I'm searching how to install kde on this new 11.4 system. I didn't yet tried the failsafe option at boot. Is there a way to set up kde from the internet, my wifi connection is ok ? I saw that yast was not installed nore zypper nore yum. Do I first try another update to fix it (if possible) from DVD?
I have a VM based on SUSE 11.3 that boots into a console in run level 3. I am used GNOME so I am trying to get it installed but not having any success. I don't know a lot about the VM as I got it 2nd hand.
So far I have gone into YAST and installed gdm and all the dependencies. I have changed from Run level 3 to 5.
When I run startx I get
xauth: creating new authority file /root/ /serverauth.15072 /etc/x11/xinit/xserverrc: line 56: exec: X: not found giving up xinit: No such file or directory (error2): unable to connect to X server xinit: No such process (error3): Server error.
FYI: I used this exact video card on an older mainboard and ran linux with it no problem and all hardware checks out okay when I drop in a HD with XPpro on it, which makes this a linux software problem by my reckoning - video setup most likely. I can boot to the green Startup Options screen and then my ignorance starts to show.
I wanted to boot to level 3 then try some things (init 3, sax2 -r) I've read about on this forum and from www search but I'm password blocked in level 3!? Install only asked me for one password and it doesn't work here.
There was an xorg update that I did today (June 8) and when try to boot into runlevel 3, it stops when it gets to starting up sntp. I also saw that it said DHCP client not running. When I try again (push the power button) and allow it to do what it wants, everything seems to start up just fine. I'm asking about this because I need to re-install my NVIDIA graphics card driver. For the boot options, I've tried clearing the text (I don't remember what they are at the moment) and typing:
Code: nomodeset 3 and when that failed, I've tried it as Code: nomodeset3 but still get stuck at the same spot. I've also tried it without clearing the text but still it gets stuck.
How can I get to runlevel 3 in order to re-install my graphics card driver? I cannot run my 3D software without it. Can I switch to runlevel 3 from the usual (normal GUI) screen? I can't remember the command. I'm running SuSE 11.4.
I just upgraded to the 10.04 and everything works just fine as before (except for skype but that really doesn't matters as it has already been 3 years I'm using ubuntu and I managed to get it to work only once, for miracle I believe ^^). The only real issue I have is this: when I start up my laptop, after the log-in, no sound will be heared as the "speaker" volume level in alsamixer is set to 0; if I raise it from the terminal running alsamixer (as I don't know any other alternative) everything plays just fine, but the next time I boot I do have to do it all over again... So, how can I change the default startup level of the "speaker" in alsamixer?
PS: by the way I do have the very same issue with the screen luminosity but the other way round as is always starts at maximum brightness and I can't manage to get it to start at the minimum, as it did before. At least reducing the backlight if far more quick but a couple of times I forget it and the battery lasted something like half an hour
We are using Red Hat Enterprise AS 3.0. There are 100+ users connected to a single server. As the Inbox size of Mail Client (Thunderbird) for each user grows there are space constraint on the server. So I want to define a quota on mail folder for each user (say around 500 MB to 1 GB). How can I do this.
I'm running Debian Lenny. When I exit run level 1 (single user mode), the system automatically continues into run level 2. I have browsed the init scripts and have yet to determine how this "magic" is performed. I would be grateful if a local guru would point me to how the scripts automatically proceed into run level 2 when exiting run level 1
First, I am new to linux I just finished installing Fedora 14 on a different PC which I will be using solely to explore Linux. However the first annoying problem I encountered was that I can't do a lot of things without Linux asking me for the root password. This has become really annoying, I want to stop fedora from asking for root authentication every time I want to explore something here and there.
Among the work-arounds that I've tried and didn't quite work for me are: 1. login as root on the kdm - I can login as root but because I am also encouraging my sister to explore fedora 14 she needs the same access as root too. We have our own preferences so we both need individual accounts that have same access level as root.
2. change userid to 0 (same as root) and modify groups to be exactly the same as root's groups - very bad solution, what it did was make my user a sort of "alias" for the root. It basically uses the same /root/ folder, same settings and all that stuff. Again, my sister and I need separate accounts for a more personal feel.
3. use terminal and go sudo, sudoers, etc - very bad idea, I want to explore using the kde gui. And again I want to eliminate the inconvenience of having to type things over and over again. I'd rather type the password over and over again than having to use terminal and sudo everything.
4. beesu, gksu - anyone knows how to make linux automatically wrap everything with beesu/gksu?
since we are just exploring, we are willing to trade the systems, integrity and security for the convenience of having freedom to explore everything in it. I don't care, it could blow up the pc for all I care (it's old and for experiment anyway).
This exploring linux of ours is a make or break for us to using linux. If there is no solution to this problem, we'll probably scrap the whole "migrate to linux" idea.
I thinking of making Linux recognize our user id the same way it recognizes uid 0 but I have no idea how to do this.
I am searching for a Linux user level command/utility to measure the network bandwitdth used by a specific process by usig its process id.i used different commands like, iperf, ntop, netstat etc, but it doesn't to meet my requirement. i need to observe network bandwidth used by only a specific process .
I actually have a problem with the keyboard config under Firefox.I'm unable to use 3rd level keyr under firefox, in any other apps the thrird level is working.The keayboard layout is set underkde with the setting toot.and 3rd level set as the "super key" (win key).the problem occur since I've upgrade from opensuse 11.2 to 11.3 with zypper dup (the upgrade as succes without any error) so with opensuse 11.3 KDE 4.4 firefox 3.6.6.With a similar setting under gentoo I don't have this problem nor with my own system base on LFS...
From there I suppose the problem come from a conflict between Suse keyboard handeling and firefox. However I don't know where to go from there.
If I set the level for headphone via Yast/Sound at 50% it is back to 100% after a reboot what gives Pulse-Audio vs. alsa ?I'm running a Dell latitude D830 and the card is 82801 H (ICH8 family) and the driver is snd-hda-intel.