sysadmin probs; help needed
tompoe at fngi.net
Sun May 4 01:48:26 UTC 2008
Ed Greshko wrote:
> Tom Poe wrote:
>> Ed Greshko wrote:
>>> Tom Poe wrote:
>>>> I started to register and try out freeworlddialup.com . It said to
>>>> download softphone "communicator" and ... well, it was a .exe
>>>> file. First red flag.
>>>> The screen said enter user info, so I enter my user name, tom.
>>>> Guess what?
>>>> The app froze, I decided I didn't like this .exe thing, and
>>>> restarted computer. Now, when I bring up network dialog, which
>>>> requires root privileges, it won't accept root password, but will
>>>> accept user tom's password.
>>>> I need to correct this. Suggestions?
>>> communicator_060427.exe is a DOS executable. How did you install in
>>> on Linux?
>> The .exe download file opened install wizard when I double-clicked.
>> The second page had a text box to enter user name. When I went to
>> the third screen, the install froze. It apparently took my user name
>> and did something that now has me as root, and root no longer is
>> valid. At login, if I enter root and root password, it locks up.
>> When I do ctl/alt/bkspce, it goes to login screen, and I can login as
> Well, doing what you did fired up wine and installs it as a wine
> Not sure what it would do. In reading the website you got the
> application there is no indication that it was ever meant for a Linux
> I suppose I would boot the rescue CD and change the password of root
> and your user account to something new. I would also bring up winecfg
> and remove the installed application.
Well, it's not installed, it was aborted when the install froze. Maybe
I could disable wine, since I don't need it, do I? I've never used it,
that I know of. Never plan to, either. Is it difficult to remove wine?
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