Slackware :: Cannot Run Installpkg And PKGtool As Normal User

Mar 24, 2011

I have recently installed the Slack 13.1 x86_64 on my laptop. It works fine! But I have one trouble with it. I cannot run the installpkg and pkgtool with my normal user. It says to me that there is no command found. Is it a problem with the sudoers file or these commands are not really installed? Maybe my path is incomplete?

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Slackware :: Slackware 13/VirtualBox 3.1: No Sound When Normal User?

Feb 15, 2010

I installed Slackware 13 in VirtualBox 3.1 (seehere)When I'm logged in as a normal user, I get a mesage that Intel *** (sound device) doesn't work anymore and I hear no sound.But it works very fine when I'm logged in as root.

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Slackware :: Possible To Mount As A Normal User?

Jun 28, 2011

I just want to be able to access and modify the files on my usb drive as a normal user. The mount command works perfectly as root but then the files that I end up copying to my home folder can only be modified as root. I only use a window manager and use just bash for file management. I just want to be able to it through the command line.

(using 13.37)

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Slackware :: Slackware Current Installpkg Line 59 Rev Command Not Found

Feb 28, 2011

First time I've done this in awhile Upgrading my Slackware64 -current VM, following the standard routine that has always worked in the past -


slackpkg clean-system
slackpkg install-new
The clean-system removed 2 packages -

Installpkg will no longer work, complaining that the rev command is not found. The problem hit with the removal of util-linux-ng. I cp'd util-linux to ~/. Extracted with tar and executed the doinstall. Fixed.

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Slackware :: How To Auto Login In 13.1 As A Normal User

Jul 20, 2010

How can I auto login as a normal user in slackware 13.1. I need to auto login in X.

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Slackware :: : No Sound In Normal User Login Mode

May 17, 2010

My HDA NVidia (VT1708S Digital) doesn't work when I login normal user. It works perfectly when I login root.

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Slackware :: Managed USB Pen-drive As Root But Cant Do It As A Normal User?

Apr 28, 2010

I am using Slackware 13.0 and i have managed to work with my USB pen-drive as root but i cannot do it as a normal user.

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Slackware :: Pkgtool Not Been Created With Makepkg

Jan 22, 2010

I installed a slackware package using pkgtool.

At the end of the install process I get the following warning: WARNING: Package has not been created with 'makepkg'

It appears that the package was installed if I look at the file system. I see new files/directories from the package. But, when I try to launch the new application from /usr/bin I get this error: No such file or directory

I am a normal user "su -" to root when I did the pkgtool install and when I tried to run the application from /usr/bin.

I can see the binary in /usr/bin with a directory listing with the following permissions. -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root

I see the application as installed in the pkgtool and can un-install it.

why I can not launch the binary in /usr/bin?

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Slackware :: Error In Package Size With PKGtool

Apr 10, 2011

A user Spina, I did notice a bug in calculating the size of the package when the directory contains a space in the name. Example:

/tmp/prova dir# LANG=en installpkg abook-0.6.0pre2-i686-4cf.txz
/bin/du: cannot access `/tmp/prova': No such file or directory
/bin/du: cannot access `dir/abook-0.6.0pre2-i686-4cf.txz': No such file or directory
Verifying package abook-0.6.0pre2-i686-4cf.txz.
Installing package abook-0.6.0pre2-i686-4cf.txz:

# abook
# Abook is a text-based addressbook program designed to use with mutt
# mail client. Abook runs on Linux, FreeBSD and some other UNIXes.
# Home: [URL]
# Package abook-0.6.0pre2-i686-4cf.txz installed.

This error is caused by 'readlink -f'
COMPRESSED="$(/bin/du -sh $(readlink -f $package) | cut -f 1)"
instead with
COMPRESSED="$(/bin/du -sh "$(readlink -f $package)" | cut -f 1)"
it's ok

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Slackware :: Directory Location Of A Slackbuild Installpkg ?

Feb 3, 2010

I have used a couple of slackbuild binary packages (i.e. without doing the actually build) and have worked fine. Thanks to those who have spent the time and effort to create them.

When installing the package I wanted to know what binary files were being put on my machine and at which directory location. This was more out of curiosity.

However, now I plan to get the boost slackbuild package. It's more relevant to know where it's being installed. Is there a way to know that? Also, can I specify a different directory?

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Slackware :: Remove Package That Are Not Installed By Installpkg?

Mar 2, 2010

i have some package that are installed using ./configure then make & make install & make clean how can i remove those? i cant see them in the pkgtool.

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Slackware :: Uinstalling Programs Not Installed With Installpkg?

Feb 21, 2011

How do I uinstall any kind of program that were not installed using pkgtool, like vmware (.bundle file) ?

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Software :: Slackware Package Description In Install Directory Not Read By Pkgtool?

May 28, 2011

When i create a slackware package, with the tool makepkg, the resulting package doesnt show the description of the package in the pkgtool program.

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Server :: Make A Normal User Execute Commands Of The Super User's?

Jul 3, 2010

I have a question that i want to make a normal user to execute the commands which the root user is able to execute, say if i have a user named siru and when i logged in using siru i cannot run commands like tracert,nmap@loccalhost and all but i can run when i have logged into root account so my question is how to make siru to run the command tracert,nmap@localhost.I have even edited the .bash_profile of siru's home directory from

# .bash_profile
# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then


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Slackware :: Recover From "slackpkg Remove" Followed By "installpkg"?

Apr 29, 2010

Intending to remove jre-6u16-i586-1 and install jre-6u18-i586-1 on Slackware 13.0 32-bit, I used


slackpkg remove jre-6u16-i586-1
installpkg jre-6u18-i586-1.txz

This seems to have been the wrong way to do it because, now trying to remove jre-6u18-i586-1


removepkg jre-6u18-i586-1.txz

ls: cannot access /var/log/packages/jre-6u18-i586-1*: No such file or directory No such package: /var/log/packages/jre-6u18-i586-1.Can't remove.

ls -l /var/log/packages/jre* -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35K 2010-03-09 20:28 /var/log/packages/jre-6u16-i586-1

What was wrong with what I did and how can I clean up?

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Fedora :: Using 'fdisk -l' As Normal User In F12 ?

Apr 15, 2010

Is there any way to use 'fdisk -l' as a normal user? I see in F12, /sbin has been added to PATH by default for a normal user, but when trying to use it, nothing shows up.

See below for demonstration purposes:



I don't want to use 'su -' or 'su -c' and login every time.

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Ubuntu :: Man Pages Not Available To Normal User?

Jun 11, 2010

Recently I noticed, that manpages are not available anymore for a normal user:

$ man grep
No manual entry for grep
See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available.With root privileges everything works fine

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Ubuntu :: Normal User Settings ?

Oct 1, 2010

As I get reply from antoher forum is best there on Ubuntu is better to have 2 user accounts - one is admin and other is normal user for surfing, and other things. But there is problem. How can I install applications on this normal user account?

And,.. is option for installed applications (on normal user acc.) is no visible or installed on admin account?

- Can I .reg file for program which is running on Wine, use for a program that I need to change settings in "registry"?

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Fedora :: Mount Ntfs Through Normal User?

Jul 30, 2009


Originally Posted by G�del

It gets me within a mile

how i am auto mount the ntfs drives through the normal user with out asking password... I need it and also one thing is i want two drives only auto mount and when i open the other drives it should ask the password?...

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Fedora :: Command To Switch To Normal User?

Aug 29, 2011

I can switch to root by typing "su"After having done something, I hope to switch back to original normal user. What's the command,

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OpenSUSE :: Allow Normal User To Run Root Stuff?

May 19, 2010

I would like to allow normal users to run some root scripts (e.g the sound subsytem [alsa]) in cases sound is stuck. What is the best way to allow this to happen in opensuse? There are many ways to do that (and I do not know how to use any of them ) and I am not sure which one is more suse all right.

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Ubuntu :: 11.04 - Cannot Start LibreOffice As Normal User

May 11, 2011

I can start libreoffice as root user, but can't start as normal user. Shows error, exception "user" like something, now even that also stopped coming.

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Hardware :: Can't Mount Partitions As A Normal User

Jan 31, 2010

I really can't mount my partitions as an normal user. I added umask and users option.

When I mount a partition i get no errors, but the directory is empty. I umounted first.

Here is my fstab:
Code: #
# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Sat Jan 30 18:30:30 2010


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General :: Cd-rom Can Not Be Used In Apps As Normal User In Opensuse 11.1?

Jul 8, 2010

Using opensuse 11.1 64 bit with kde 4.1.3, apps like k3b, or any multimedia apps can not see the optical drives unless I run the apps as root. I also found that to run bladeenc, I have to do it in a root terminal. Is there a way to set permissions for the normal user? Firefox or any text editor work fine as normal user.

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General :: Unable To Mount Ext Hdd As Normal User?

Nov 24, 2010

I am unable to mount my ext hdd as normal user ,i am using xfce Unable to mount "80G Volume":

Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.23" (uid=1000 pid=2776 comm="exo-mount) interface="org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" member="Mount" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.Hal" (uid=0 pid=1908 comm="/usr/sbin/hald))

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General :: Edit The .bash_profile Being A Normal User In Red Hat?

Feb 18, 2011

I have installed Oracle Database server in Red Hat Linux for the first time. I edited the .bash_profile first time & defined some parameters like "export ORACLE_SID =orcl".I quit the editing. Then When I entered ". .bash_profile" it got error " not a valid identifier" it shows like "bash: export: '=orcl' : not a valid identifier for all the lines I edited it shows same error beacause I think I put a space in between "ORACLE_SID" & "=orcl".

So when I tried to edit that using "vi .bash_profile" being a normal user. It doesn't allow me editing.when I try to delete that space (because I think I have got error) using Backspace key on my computer,,it just moves the cursor to left in stead of deleting that space.

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General :: OpenSuSE 11.1 - VirtualBox Run As Normal User?

Sep 16, 2009

I have just installed VirtualBox on my OpenSuSE 11.1 and created my first VM (Windows XP) - and everything works just fine, but.... I can only run it as user root (if I remember correctly I could only install VirtualBox as root)Anybody know what I need to do so that I can run VirtualBox under a normal user account.

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General :: Restrict Root To SU To Normal User

Mar 11, 2010

Is there way we can restrict root to su to normal user. Or at least a way to prompt for the password when root tries to su <username>.

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Server :: Login Root From Normal User?

Aug 4, 2010

When I try to login root from my normal user, I can see this:

Cannot exec /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server: File or directory doesn't exist
(Translateted from my nativ language)

I think that is my bad shell configuration so I check file /etc/ssh/sshd_config and see in the end (this lines couse this bug):

Match User root
ChrootDirectory /home
AllowTCPForwarding no
X11Forwarding no


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Software :: Not Able To Installed Wine As Normal User / Fix It?

Sep 16, 2010

I am facing problem while installing wine software, as normal user following error message i have got.

Note:- able to extract tar.bz2 package as root but not able to extract package as normal user (installed as root but while complile it gives message that run this package as normal user)

but after loggin as normal user not able to use following command

#tar -jxvf wine-1.2.tar.bz2

it shows following error:

tar: wine-1.2/tools/wrc/writeres.c: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

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