Fedora 0.94 & speedtouch and misc.

Ernest L. Williams Jr. ernesto at ornl.gov
Sat Oct 11 17:34:51 UTC 2003

When logging in as root, please use  "su -"

The dash will setup the path environment for the root user. This is a
general linux thing and has nothing to do with your application.


On Sat, 2003-10-11 at 12:35, Kibosh wrote:
> Hello,
> >>- adsl connexion (modprobe bug?)
> >>
> >>I tried to install the speedtouch drivers from Benoit Papillaut. I
> >>followed a step-by-step configuration found here:
> >>http://christophe.delord.free.fr/en/adsl/redhat.html
> >>Everything was ok until I launched the startadsl script in a root
> >>console. I still get error messages like "modprobe not found" and
> >>"modem_run not found".
> >>So I typed "modprobe usbcore" in a root console and got the same kind of
> >>error message: "modprobe: command not found".
> >>How is it possible???
> > 
> > It means you need to become root in the correct way, either by:
> > a) Logging in as root
> I am already in root when I am trying to launch the script (typing "su" 
> in a console then the root password).
> But I found a beginning of solution: I must specify the right path in my 
> script, i.d. /sbin/modprobe instead of modprobe alone.
> But wait, in a console, when I am root, I can't run "modprobe", so I 
> guess my PATH variables were not set up during the install... Remember: 
> I didn't touch nothing since I installed 0.94, excepted installation of 
> the speedtouch driver.
> I noticed that the tab option in console don't work at all. (usually, it 
> allows me to see all the commands beginning with the letters "mod" for 
> example, sorry I don't know the english name of this trick).
> Where can I find documentation about my path variables? How is it that 
> even with superuser I must type the "/sbin/modprobe" instead of 
> "modprobe"? Does anyone got the same bug while testing 0.94?
> Regards,
> Kibosh
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