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Good place for linux help?

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I can''t seem to find a good forum-like place to get linux help, and was hoping someone give me a link or two.. thanks... btw, is it normal to not be able to use *term in X when you aren''t root? Also, Win9* has ''network neighboorhod'' that lets yo browse around on LANs... I assume linux has something equivalent, but what is it? Um.. thanks. Sorry this wasn''t programming/game related, but I had nowhere else to go.. I couldn''t find this stuff in any of the howto/faqs, either <=(

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Linuxnewbie.org is a great place for newbies, lots of help files there and some nice forums

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btw, is it normal to not be able to use *term in X when you aren't root?



That's not normal. What error(s) do you get when trying to start a terminal? What distribution are you using? What terminal emulator are you trying to start?

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Also, Win9* has 'network neighboorhod' that lets yo browse around on LANs... I assume linux has something equivalent, but what is it?



Yeah, it's called LinNeighboorhod. It let's you browse around Win9x LANs.

Edited by - Muzzafarath on November 29, 2000 3:12:22 PM

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Not being able to start term session when not root can be caused by several factors including but not limited to...

1) wrong permissions on the /dev/pst, tty* pty* control devices

2) Inproperly started x server ( xauth, credentials, ... )

3) Permissions on the executable themselves could be wrong

4) You could have an older glibc or a conflicj between your glibc and kernel tty spawning methods.

Each one of these are distro specific for answers, and some are not for the faint of heart. But this will give to a starting point to search the web and newsgroups for a possible answer.

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