||Chrisal|||how could this have happened??|
|swapna||well someone advised me that i can install from any linux live cd|
so i hope i'll be fine?
|_matt||swapna, i normally use knoppix :)|
|likewhoa||swapna: just get on a terminal window and go from there..|
||Chrisal|||also, the sound device doesn't come up along with KDE|
||Chrisal|||probably because root has no access to it somehow|
|mjrosenb||swapna: gentoo minimal install cd ftw|
||Chrisal|||help! I'm desperate and I don't want to reinstall my entire system...|
|swapna||like i said.. wireless..|
|mjrosenb||swapna: copy the drivers to a usb stick|
swapna: or don'e use wireless
|swapna||the question is am I fine the way i'm going now?|
|mjrosenb|||Chrisal| I think there was a thread in gentoo-forums about this. . wheel group being deprecated or something like that|
swapna: shouldn't make a difference. all you have to do is copy a bunch of stuff to the hard drive and be able to chroot into it
||Chrisal|||what's wheel groups? is it recoverable?|
|wepy||anyone know a good ldap browser?|
|mjrosenb|||Chrisal| the wheel group is the group that is allowed to su|
|Chrisal| I'm sure that there are easier ways to fix this. . one, can you log in as root.
||Chrisal|||but I could never su?|
|mjrosenb|||Chrisal| second, you can boot off a a liveCD, chroot into the partition, and make whatever changes need to be made as root|
I'm changing my PPPoE to use baselayout, instead of those old rp-pppoe.
But I still have some questions...
|mjrosenb|||Chrisal| you can only su if you're in wheel. root can always log in through the console|
||Chrisal|||mjrosenb: you're right, the question is what is the change needed...|
oh I think I know what happened...
I ran the command usermod <myuser> vmware
|CrazyTB||Will "/etc/init.d/net.ppp0 start" automatically reconnect if (for some reason) the link goes down?|
||Chrisal|||to add my user to the vmware group|
|swapna||if I modify the default march=i686 to pentium-m would i have to change CHOST as well?|
||Chrisal|||it probably overrided the belonging to wheel group|
|mjrosenb|||Chrisal| usermod -a|
|CrazyTB||swapna: no. Don't change CHOST. Never!|
||Chrisal|||I think I did usermod -G <myuser> vmware|