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16th November 2005, 11:39 PM
ok guys I have some really basic questions that I should probably know the answer to but don't....

1. When i start up FC4, i get I/O errors from logical drives. This does not affect my performance that im aware of.

2. When you use make; make install, it istalls programs. Now ive had to install things starting from one version and work up to the most recent. My question is, how do i keep my machine clean from all this installations. Ive only seen a few programs with a make uninstall.

3. How come to use some commands like iwconfig you have to login as root? su doesn't work for me.

4. How come when ever i try to install any cool programs like snes9x or linux heretic I get an error about libstdc++.so.5? How can I fix this?


17th November 2005, 12:18 AM
hi dark5yntax,
2.for new installation take a look at sourceinstall (http://www.gnu.org/software/sourceinstall/)
3.try using "su -", should give you a login-shell for root.
4.try searching with "yum provides libstdc++.so.5". should be in "base"

greetings, grim

17th November 2005, 12:32 AM
i do get a root login using su but that doesn't allow me to run all commands. I have to logout and login to root.

17th November 2005, 12:42 AM
Use "su - ", not just "su". See "man su" to see why the "-" is important.