Can't use MyDSL
Topic: Can't use MyDSL
started by: petertosh
Posted by petertosh on Feb. 04 2007,09:59Hi all,D
I want to install some programs from MyDSL but on the wiki they said we need to lag in like a user. But the problem is i can't configure my network interface when i'm not root(prism2). So i can't install any packages. Canwe use MyDSL when we are administrator?
Thanks a lot.
Posted by roberts on Feb. 04 2007,13:52You do not want to run your system as root.
You can easily become root for a task at hand with the sudo command.
All of us have to temporarily become root to configure our wireless cards, whether it be prism2 or something else.
Just becuase you wish to configure a device is not a reason to always run your system as root.
Posted by petertosh on Feb. 04 2007,14:19Yes i know, it's not a good solution, but i didn't find the right command to run prism2 in root when i'm not administrator^^
If you know how to do this...^^
thanks to help me
Posted by roberts on Feb. 04 2007,15:48As user dsl use the icon DSLpanel->Prism2
Enter wep key as colon separated pairs.
Or from main menu System->Net Setup->Prism2
Posted by petertosh on Feb. 04 2007,16:01Ok, i modify the bootlocal.sh in administrator, now i can connect me with a user account.
When i run MyDSL and when i want to install programs on the HDD, i have the following message :"Non DSL User error".
I don't understand, i'm not administrator.
I try to save in /tmp and in /tmp/MY_NAME
But nothing, everytime the same message.
Thanks a milion.
Posted by roberts on Feb. 04 2007,16:11mydsl extensions are made for liveCD and emulations thereof, ie, system with user dsl, installed or mounted onto a ramdisk, and with persistence provided by storing the extensions on physical media and using the mydsl autoload functions.
They, mydsl extensions, are not intended to be used with Debian Hard Drive Installations, i.e. permanently installed. Use Debain for package management. If you insist on such, use tar command for them and treat them as a tarball knowning that no uninstall is readily available.
Posted by petertosh on Feb. 04 2007,17:35ok, thank you.
Just a last question, i download o file with dsl extension.
How can i install it?
I already install a .tar.bz file but this one(.dsl) i don't know how to use it.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Feb. 04 2007,18:05mydsl-load myfile.ext
Posted by petertosh on Feb. 04 2007,18:50ok, when i try your command(mydsl-load myfile.ext), i have the following message:
rm: unable to remove /tmp/noload : operation not permitted.
I'm completely lost
I'll try in a few, for the moment, going to eat ^^
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Feb. 04 2007,19:11oh, roberts' post seems to suggest to use tar zxvf in /
Posted by roberts on Feb. 04 2007,19:15They are a tar.gz format.
Look at them with tar -ztf name.dsl
You need the z option when manipulating them
You have been warned. they are not intended for Debian Hard Drive Installations.
You are in a sense installing a "foreign package" like any other zipped tarball.
Posted by petertosh on Feb. 04 2007,19:23oups, sorry i didn't understand you
But i see something strange in the fluxbox menu. I have e new part in the menu, MyDSL and inside, i can see abiword...and it works.
To be honest i don't understand why i've got it. I try to install an another program with MyDSL but nothing on the desktop or in the menu.
If you've got an idea^^
It's the first time i don't understand how to install a program on linux :blush:
Posted by roberts on Feb. 04 2007,21:27If you are a new user to Linux then DO NOT run your system as root!
I wonder where this concept it comming from???
I can only imagine.
If you login as user dsl things will load as expected.
Still I never intended mydsl extensions to be used with Debian Hard Drive Installations.
I am tired of the posts that state DSL has no package management!
Use the proper tool for the proper job, as intended, and you will find life so much easier! Otherwise accept the consequences of your decision.
Posted by lucky13 on Feb. 05 2007,12:55
MyDSL works for user dsl. Try logging in as dsl and it'll work.